Dating just got a whole lot more political. Maple Match, a new dating site founded by a 25-year-old Texas liberal, boasts one goal: to help Americans looking to flee from a potential Donald Trump presidency find a partner in Canada.
“When this election came about and I started seeing Donald Trump and the rise of his candidacy, I started getting concerned, just like anybody else,” Maple Match founder Joe Goldman told The Guardian. “I thought it might be interesting to try something like this out.”
The dating site, which uses the motto “Make dating great again,” is upfront about its purpose — to help match Americans with Canadians with the intention of getting out of the United States.
“Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency,” the site reads.
“This site shows that a lot of people are frustrated with the current dating options,” Goldman continued to The Guardian. “A lot of Americans really want to meet Canadians. They’re looking for something new and something better.”
According to NBC News, as of May 11, the site already had 13,000 people signed up, with a quarter of that number made up of Canadians. “The response has been tremendous,” Goldman told NBC. “I’m getting people from all over, but the strongest responses have been from Seattle and New York City. Our first inquiries came from Billings, Montana.”
At present, there is a wait list for single paramours looking for love.
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