New dating website offers to connect Americans looking to escape Trump with Canadians
With Donald Trump running unopposed for the Republican nomination, more people are turning to drastic measures to get away from a country that may elect the real estate mogul as president.
Google searches for “move to Canada” spiked following Trump’s Super Tuesday win, and an Ontario immigration official said he’s seen a steady stream of calls from U.S. residents looking to immigrate to Canada.
Now there’s a new website offering another way to get away from the reality TV star: find a romantic partner in Canada.
Maplematch.com was founded earlier this year and offers “opportunities for like-minded Canadians and Americans to build meaningful relationships and escape the unfathomable horror of [a] Trump presidency,” CEO Joe Goldman told Global News.
It’s slogan is “Make dating great again.”
“As Barack Obama said during Justin Trudeau’s official welcoming ceremony at the White House, ‘we’re two different countries, but we’re like one big town,’” Goldman explained.
“Our side [of] this ‘town’ happens to have a megalomaniac trying to seize power, so we’re naturally concerned.”
Goldman said interest for his service is high, but they haven’t matched anyone yet.
“We have seen immense traffic on our site over the last few days, and signups have surpassed our expectations,” he said.
“At this time, we are currently wait listing users and will begin matching as soon as we are able.”
Goldman says he isn’t funded by any anti-Trump group, he just wanted to offer people a way to meet their “ideal Canadian partner.”
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