The Right Stuff: Conservative dating app backed by Peter Thiel to launch in US

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Ryann McEnany, sister of Kayleigh, announced the launch of The Right Stuff (AFP via Getty Images)
Ryann McEnany, sister of Kayleigh, announced the launch of The Right Stuff (AFP via Getty Images)

A new dating app for Republicans will soon be launching in the US.

The Right Stuff is an invite-only app exclusively for right-wing singles and will launch in September.

It’s backed by conservative tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who has invested $1.5 million (£1.2 million) into the app, which was created by former Donald Trump White House staffers, as reported by The Hill.

Daniel Huff, who served in the Trump administration in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told The Hill that The Right Stuff “has really not been done before”.

“It’s an important, underserved market,” Huff said. “Liberals own the education, media corporations, and we can’t let them control our personal relationships.”

But soon, conservatives in the US will have a dating app just for them – and it’s not just another Tinder.

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s younger sister Ryann announced the new app in a promo video shared on Twitter.

According to the video, The Right Stuff dating app is free to use, but women can get a premium subscription for inviting a couple friends, while men will have to pay.

When announcing this feature, McEnany said: “By the way, those are the only two options: ladies and gentlemen,” later adding, “no pronouns necessary”.

It’s currently focused on heterosexual relationships but might expand to facilitate same-sex relationships in the future.

The Right Stuff will be competing with more inclusive dating apps such as Tinder, Hinge and Bumble which allow users to select their pronouns, add their vaccination status, and even personality type, dietary preference, and zodiac sign.

But according to McEnany, The Right Stuff is all about “getting into the right dating pool” with people who “share the same values and beliefs.”

When demonstrating how to build a profile on the app, McEnany included a photograph of herself with former US president Donald Trump, whose administration her sister worked for.

When filling in a prompt that said: “Alexa, change the…” McEnany wrote “president”.

Other prompts include: “A random fact I love about America is…” and “Favourite liberal lie…”

Singles are also encouraged to post date ideas and then see if other users are interested in joining them.

In the video, McEnany apologised to prospective users about their dating experiences so far and said: “We’re sorry you’ve had to endure years of bad dates and wasted time with people who don’t see the world our way – the right way.”

An ad for The Right Stuff says it “was created for conservatives to connect in authentic and meaningful ways.

“Other dating apps have gone woke. We bring people together with shared values and similar passions.”