News

Peter Thiel joins investors in conservative dating app The Right Stuff: report

Peter Thiel speaks at the New York Times DealBook conference in 2018
Getty Images

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is investing in the planned conservative dating app The Right Stuff, a person familiar with the situation told Axios. 

He has given $1.5 million to the platform, which is targeted toward conservatives who live in large cities dominated by liberals. 

The app will begin in Washington, D.C., and only be available on the iOS mobile operating system. It will be an invite-only platform in its beginning stages. 

“We’re excited to launch The Right Stuff dating app this summer. Conservatives deserve an easy way to connect,” John McEntee, the creator of the app and former aide to former President Trump, told Axios

The app won’t be inherently political, looking like a normal dating app, with free and subscription content, according to Axios. 

The Tuesday report comes days after Thiel left his board position with Meta, the parent company of Facebook. 

Conservatives have been seeking to create right-wing alternatives to traditional apps, including platforms such as Parler, an alternative to Twitter, and Rumble, an alternative to YouTube.

Tags dating apps Donald Trump John McEntee online dating apps Peter Thiel Social media
See all Hill.TV See all Video