If you’re one of the many Americans who fear Donald Trump becoming the next U.S. president — which, according to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll, 38 percent of voters are — you can now relax knowing that a romantic escape is just a swipe away.
Maple Match is a dating site designed to “make dating great again.” The website connects single anti-Trump Americans with single Canadian partners. Started by 25-year-old Joe Goldman, the page promises to “make it easier for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.”
When going to the site, you have the option to sign up for the waiting list to “save [yourself] from this madness.” Launched just one week ago, as of Wednesday morning the site already has a list of 13,000 people, a quarter of them being Canadians willing to help.
While this website did pop up just as Trump was announced as the presumptive GOP nominee, moving to Canada because of his candidacy isn’t such an arbitrary idea for Americans. NBC News reported on Super Tuesday, after Trump won a vast number of votes, that Google searches for “how to move to Canada” skyrocketed 1,450 percent just from the day before.
Finding a spouse and moving to Canada does seem like an easy way to escape Trump, but you still have to apply to become an eligible permanent Canadian resident. There are several requirements for your Canadian sponsor — though they do seem non-inhibiting, like being over 18, not being bankrupt and more. If you’re convinced you need to leave because of Trump, Maple Match does claim to pair you with the "ideal" Canadian.
When signing up for the waitlist, Maple Match lets you share your news on Twitter with a short tweet to spread its purpose to even more Americans. “Looking for a #Canadian to shack up with in case of a #Trump victory? Join the movement at @MapleMatch! http://ctt.ec/3A1De+”
With this dating site you can live your life at ease, knowing there are other options for you if Trump does become president. Sign up, and "save yourself," at www.maplematch.com