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Paulina Porizkova enjoys dinner with friends who were ALL brought together by a man they met on Raya

Paulina Porizkova has yet to meet the love of her life on the celebrity dating app Raya, but she has made plenty of friends along the way. 

The 56-year-old model took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of herself enjoying a night out in New York City with some pals, and they all have one surprising connection. 

‘Last night — dinner with friends — brought together by a man we all met on Raya,’ she captioned the snapshot. ‘Told ya — our dating pool really is a puddle!’  

Out on the town: Paulina Porizkova, 56, shared a photo of herself having dinner with friends on Monday night, revealing they were ‘brought together by a man [they] all met on Raya’

Amazing: Their former Raya match, Erik Lammerding, was out with them, and Porizkova had nothing but nice things to say about him

Amazing: Their former Raya match, Erik Lammerding, was out with them, and Porizkova had nothing but nice things to say about him

But there was no bashing of the man in question — because he was out with them. 

Porizkova had nothing but nice things to say about her former Raya match-turned-friend, Erik Lammerding, who works in software development in Silicon Valley.   

‘Erik is a lovely man, a good friend, and as a man in his fifties willing to date women his age — a bit of a unicorn,’ she wrote. ‘We need more Eriks, please.’ 

Lammerding, whose Instagram followers include actors Kate Walsh and Ashton Kutcher, is just as grateful to call Porizkova a friend. 

Over the summer, he shared a photo of himself with the model at the Sunset Tower Hotel while she was in Los Angeles. 

Throwback: Lammerding, who works in Silicon Valley, shared a photo of himself catching up with the model at the Sunset Tower Hotel while she was in Los Angeles over the summer

Throwback: Lammerding, who works in Silicon Valley, shared a photo of himself catching up with the model at the Sunset Tower Hotel while she was in Los Angeles over the summer 

‘Grateful to catch up w/this kind soul. Love your wisdom, humor, and friendship,’ he captioned the selfie.  

Porizkova has been candid about the difficulties of finding love following the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek in 2019. 

‘Dating in your fifties, even if you’re seen as attractive, is much different from dating when younger,’ she wrote in an Instagram post in August. ‘For one, the pool of available men is now a puddle. 

‘The ones who are my age and been single for a long time are single for some very good reasons,’ she noted. ‘And most guy[s] my age are looking for women ten to twenty years younger. 

‘Did you know the most searched-for-age on dating app[s] is 50 for a man — and 18 for a woman?!’  

Loss: Porizkova has been candid about the difficulties of finding love following the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek in 2019

Loss: Porizkova has been candid about the difficulties of finding love following the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek in 2019

Candid: Porizkova recently shared in an Instagram post that the men her age who have 'been single for a long time are single for some very good reasons'

Candid: Porizkova recently shared in an Instagram post that the men her age who have ‘been single for a long time are single for some very good reasons’

Romance: Porizkova's first public relationship following Ocasek's death was with screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin, 60, whom she attended the Oscars with last spring

Romance: Porizkova’s first public relationship following Ocasek’s death was with screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin, 60, whom she attended the Oscars with last spring 

Porizkova’s first public relationship following Ocasek’s death was with screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin, 60, whom she attended the Oscars with last spring. The outing was later revealed to be their second date. 

She announced their split on Instagram in July after roughly three months together. 

In the caption, she gushed about how wonderful Sorkin is, calling him ‘witty’ and ‘sexy.’ She never explicitly revealed why their relationship came to an end, but she alluded to them being too different. 

During her recent appearance on the Los Angeles Times podcast, The Originals, she shot down speculation that Sorkin was the subject of a recent tearful Instagram post in which she opened up about struggling to ‘trust after being betrayed’ by a man. 

‘Oh, poor Aaron. No. Gosh, poor Aaron,’ she told host Andrew Goldman. ‘It’s so unfair because he just happened to be my public boyfriend, and he got himself into this hole — and it’s really really not fair because he truly is, like, one of the greatest and nicest guys I’ve ever met.

Not the guy! She recently shot down speculation that Sorkin was the subject of a recent tearful Instagram post in which she opened up about struggling to 'trust after being betrayed'

Not the guy! She recently shot down speculation that Sorkin was the subject of a recent tearful Instagram post in which she opened up about struggling to ‘trust after being betrayed’

Back in the game: Porizkova rejoined the dating app Hinge after her split from Sorkin in July

Back in the game: Porizkova rejoined the dating app Hinge after her split from Sorkin in July

‘There was a different man, and I couldn’t talk about it. … Don’t ask me the details because I cannot divulge them. Was I in love before I met Aaron? Yes.’

Porizkova rejoined Hinge after her breakup with Sorkin, but she was swiftly booted off the dating app after her account was wrongly reported as being fake. Hinge later reinstated her account and apologized for the confusion.  

Many fans were surprised to find out that the supermodel was on Hinge, and not Raya, which is known for attracting celebrity clientele thanks to its exclusivity.  

However, Porizkova admitted in the comments of one of her Instagram posts that she is on Raya but hasn’t had any luck on it because of her age.

‘Am on it!’ she wrote at the time. ‘Unfortunately — it seems the gentlemen of Raya prefer them young.’ 



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