If you’re a single American looking for love who vowed to leave the U S of A should Donald Trump take the White House, today is your lucky day.
Maple Match promises to help Americans find Canadian love. “Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency,” they claim.
Evidently, Maple Match has found a niche.
Calum Marsh reported for The Guardian:
The service’s founder is Joe Goldman, a 25-year-old education research and budding entrepreneur based in Austin, Texas. A self-described man of “liberal persuasions” living in a red state, Goldman says he has a natural affinity for Canada and its progressive leftwing image. Maple Match is a manifestation of his dual passions: connecting different people and his neighbors to the north. “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,” he said. “I thought it might be interesting to try something like this out.”
At first his ambitions were modest: “Last week I had a hundred page views and I thought that was a great – I made a hundred people smile.” But then virality transformed Maple Match into an international craze. Last Friday, Maple Match was getting 200 sign-up requests an hour. Today nearly 5,000 singles have signed up for Maple Match – and the app hasn’t even launched.
Goldman has attracted Americans and Canadians alike – the former hoping to get out of the US and the latter glad to harbor them. Maple Match has been fielding all sorts of desperate pleas. “Please help me,” a 22-year-old American writes on his Maple Match application. “I found out my parents are voting for Trump and it literally broke my heart.” “I want to meet an American woman who disapproves of Trump,” writes one Canadian. “She must be willing to become a hockey fan and eat maple syrup and Beaver Tails in my igloo.”
Might sound good in theory, but then you’d have to eat Canadian bacon for the rest of your life, and we all know it’s inferior to regular ol’ bacon.
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