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For all the Americans who threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump becomes president, a new company promises to help.
The one of a kind Maple Match dating service proposes to help anti-Trump Americans find a new home – and a new love, according to The Guardian.
The dating app, which has not yet launched, promises to “make dating great again,” and “makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.”
The online dating portal has nearly 5,000 singles already signed up, the Guardian reported.
“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 founder Joe Goldman. “I thought it might be interesting to try something like this out.”
A man of “liberal persuasions,” according to the Guardian, the 25 year-old Goldman, based in Austin, Texas said the app will help people find their soulmates. “You should go to a place where you’ll be happy. For a number of Americans, in the event of a Trump presidency, that place would be Canada,” he said.
Though the site may seem like a joke at first, many have sent desperate pleas to Maple Match hoping to escape what they fear is the coming doom of a Trump presidency. “Please help me,” wrote one 22-year-old American applicant, according to the Guardian. “I found out my parents are voting for Trump and it literally broke my heart.”
A Global News poll in March found that 19 percent of Americans who responded would move to Canada if Trump won the presidential election in November. Another 15 percent said they would move if Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton became president.
“People have been sending me paragraphs of explanation,” Goldman said, noting that without Trump, there will be no more Maple Match.
“I’ve had people begging me to start this,” he said. “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.”
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