‘Patrio’ Dating App Looks to Connect US Conservatives


Patrio is a dating app that seeks to match those Americans on the right and centre-right of the political spectrum.

Upon registration, users are asked to choose a political identifier from a list: Conservative, Classical Liberal, Center Right, Libertarian, or Other.

Information on education, occupation and distance complete a users profile on the app, which uses a simple, swipe-based interface.

Founder Naomi L. told The Daily Dot: “A conservative is probably going to want to date another conservative, if they have strong enough convictions. A liberal is going to want to date another liberal. That’s just the way it works”.

Patrio takes a brazen approach to social media, offering slogans such as “You never have to endure another date with a #feminist”.

It has also shared content from conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, and retweeted claims about the link between Hanukkah and the Israeli claim to Jerusalem.

Gay users are welcome on the app – something the founders clarify in the FAQ, as certain strains of American conservatism stand in opposition to gay marriage.

Patrio is currently available in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

Visit their website here.

Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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