By Anna Iovine
With the tagline “Because You Can’t Spell LOVE Without EV [electric vehicle],” one might think that this is a prank — and according to founder Ajitpal Grewal, it did start out as one. “To be honest the site was put up as a joke,” he told Mashable over email, “but now that I’m seeing some traction I might consider building out the app to launch.”
There are already prototypes for the app’s design:
Grewal, a Canadian e-commerce entrepreneur according to the Wall Street Journal, thought of the app after hearing from “countless” friends and acquaintances about how much they love their Teslas. He said, “It seemed like once they became a customer, that’s all they wanted to talk about. It became a big part of their identity.”
Besides massive dating apps like Tinder or OKCupid, there are many apps that cater to a particular niche — think FarmersOnly. In 2020, a year during which Elon Musk’s net worth tripled and he (briefly) endorsed Kanye West for president, why would that niche not be Elon Musk stans?
After hearing these fans — or as TheNextWeb lovingly referred to them as, bootlickers — wax poetic about Teslas, Grewal said, “It hit me, these people would be perfect for each other.” As of publication, Tesla Dating has received 200 opt-ins for early access and thousands of hits to the site, according to Grewal. Users must prove Tesla ownership before launch, though, so it’s unclear how many will be left standing.
Regardless, if you want to ride away from the wildfires into the sunset in your Tesla with your partner who…also has a Tesla… (will you both be alone in your respective Teslas?) you can sign up for early access at Tesla Dating.
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