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Peter Thiel’s Love Island

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Billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel seeded The Right Stuff with $1.5 million in cash. Photo: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images
Tara Palmeri
October 4, 2022

The days of Mary Matalin and James Carville are over, according to John McEntee, a former Trump bodyman-turned-Director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office-turned-co-founder of The Right Stuff, a new conservative dating app that focuses on connecting Republicans who speak the same love language of politics. The 32-year-old claims that young Republicans and Democrats just don’t date anymore in D.C. “That’s a thing of the past,” he lamented to me. “I think the divide is really strong, unfortunately.” 

McEntee and his co-founder, Daniel Huff, another former Trump White House staffer, birthed the idea for The Right Stuff after years of being rebuffed by women who wanted nothing to do with guys who worked in the Trump administration. Although McEntee claims it was a female friend who suggested the idea of a dating app for Republicans.