Just in time for Donald Trump’s Twitter clone to hit still more bad times, here’s “The Right Stuff.” No, not the longtime neo-Nazi site of the same name. It’s the conservative dating app — founded by Trump aide John McEntee, funded by right wing venture capitalist Peter Thiel — that was threatened earlier this year. Expected to bow last summer, it instead landed in early fall, complete with a new ad. Alas, if anyone involved in the new app thought they could escape social media mockery, they were wrong.
The new conservative dating app funded by Peter Thiel called, ‘The Right Stuff’ has now launched, and women describe what they are looking for in a man: “I like the Alpha-Male vibe.” pic.twitter.com/4yEGFQCUtG
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) September 30, 2022
The spot features a variety of women in talking about what they’re looking for in a man (not a woman, of course). “They just have to be a conservative,” one says, revealing a fairly low bar. Another says she likes “the alpha-male vibe.” On the subject of why they want to date conservatives, one woman says that rightwingers “know how to treat a woman,” while another says they have “better manners.” “I like that they understand their role in the relationship as a man,” yet another says, which seems like a pretty dog-whistle-y statement.
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It didn’t take long for people to make parodies of the ad, juxtaposing some of the women’s responses with unflattering images of actual GOP men.
Some people even signed up for accounts, only to be wowed by some of the prompts.
Those prompts received some jokey responses.
Wait until their masculine conservative says “When I want your opinion, I’ll ask for it.” Calls you every day at noon to ask “What’s for supper?” And tells you how his Mother did it.
— MS Fisher (@Iwillnotfall) September 30, 2022
The app’s female-centric ad also reminded people that today’s GOP is not exactly pro-women.
I’m assuming that if you’re a woman on The Right Stuff dating app, you must be a subservient broodmare whose entire purpose is to shut up, clean up, make dinner, look pretty, raise children and keep your man happy.
Goddamn, I’ve never been happier in my gayness.
— Simply H (@hrox901) October 1, 2022
Others advised people to definitely not start joke accounts.
It would totally wrong for people to make a bunch of fake profiles on the new conservative dating app ‘The Right Stuff’. Please don’t do that.
— Hamish Mitchell (@H_MitchellPhoto) October 1, 2022
There were also plenty of miscellaneous jokes.
why is the conservative dating app called The Right Stuff and not Jhate
— Matt 🎃swalt (@MattOswaltVA) October 1, 2022
Conservatives have a dating app called The Right Stuff. It’s got only a couple of options:
✅man looking to rape woman in red state
✅woman wishing to be subjugated
✅Must have proof of Klan and/or Nazi membership
✅if black please, download separate plug in
— 🇬🇱🇺🇸⚓️FRO🌊🏳️🌈✊🏽 (@FROzenLiberal) October 1, 2022
The Right Stuff -bc if you’re a guy who was gullible enough to fall for:
-racist reality TV clowns
-building a nation-wide wall
-the virus will just go away
-the 2020 election was stolen
…have we got a “dating site” for you!
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 30, 2022
The ad had one person wondering why right wingers mock leftists for safe spaces, when that’s what this app (and Truth Social, and Gab, and Fox News, etc.) is.
its funny how the claim is always that the left needs safe spaces but there is a right wing version of every platform that exists. dating app, truth social, truly sad to watch
— transgender marx (@JUNlPER) September 30, 2022