A new online dating service that helps American citizens find Canadian partners is ready to launch should Donald Trump win the presidency.
“Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency,” says the app’s website, which currently consists of just a handful of information and a waiting list signup form.
The slogan “Make Dating Great Again” is also at the top of the page, a parody of Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”.
According to the service’s creator, Joe Goldman, over five thousand people have already signed up despite the fact that Maple Match hasn’t even launched yet.
“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,” said Goldman to The Guardian. “I thought it might be interesting to try something like this out.”
Americans are using this as a serious opportunity to meet Canadians. People have been sending me paragraphs of explanation. People have been sending me pictures of themselves. I’ve had people begging me to start this. We’re not just building an anti-Trump app. We’re building something that connects people across borders, and that’s something that has the potential to grow… It’s funny thinking that if Trump goes away there will be no more Maple Match… But while the humor is there to generate attention, what will ultimately interest people is their passion for finding someone who means something to them.
In March it was revealed that 19% of Americans would consider moving to Canada should a Trump presidency become reality. Numerous celebrities have also claimed that they will move to Canada should Trump be elected, including feminist author Lena Dunham, teen-twerker Miley Cyrus, and race-baiting reverend Al Sharpton.
“Now I have to get elected, because I’ll be doing a great service to our country,” joked Trump after Dunham threatened to move. “Now it’s much more important. In fact, I’ll immediately get off this call and start campaigning right now.”