Last Friday, the United Kingdom saw the result of the biggest democratic exercise in over 40 years, revealing that the people had voted to leave the bureaucratic mess that was the European Union. Those on the losing side were more than a little upset by this outcome.
Rather than wallow in misery, however, two “ordinary voters” are trying to “provide a bit of comfort” to those who are distraught by the decision, and so have created “Remainder”, a dating app where no Brexiters are allowed.
According to the founders, it “started as a joke” in the aftermath of the result. They revealed that they created the app because “all the Remain voters we know seemed so depressed. Our Facebook feeds had turned into a never-ending funeral service … we thought that the best way of recovering must to be go out for a few drinks with someone who’s in the same the boat.”
Anyone who voted to leave the EU will not be allowed to join. “We think everyone’s entitled to their views and we know that there are many sensible, kind and intelligent Leave voters but our audience is Remainers and we’re trying to provide a little comfort for these heartbroken voters.”
Apparently they have had a “huge” number of sign-ups since the site went live, although no specific number was given. It’s highly unlikely that they will reach their intended target of 16,141,241 sign-ups; the exact number of people that voted to remain.
The app is currently being crowd-funded, but at the time of writing it only has £132 raised of its intended target of £5000. It is interesting to note that there is no detailing as to where this money will go, as an app does not cost a huge amount of money to create. Although not specified, it’s possible that it will not go towards the app itself, but “exclusive events” that the founders will be organising in Remain-voting cities, including London, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Jack Hadfield is a student at the University of Warwick and a regular contributor to Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter here: @ToryBastard_.