“Make dating great again,” reads the landing page at Maple Match.
The dating website, promising to hook Trump-fearing Americans with a Canadian match is the latest in the phenomenon of cross-border overtures, as the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency moves out of the realm of fiction and squarely into the realm of possibility.
Earlier this year, an Ipsos Reid/ Global News poll found 19% of Americans said they’d flee the country if Trump was elected president.
And back in February, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia offered itself up as a refuge for some of those potential Trumpsylum seekers.
But now it looks like a pan-Canadian option is on the table, if the Maple Match website is to be believed.
“Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.”
Unlike many dating sites, where one would submit a picture and fill out a profile, Maple Match puts interested parties from both sides of the border on a wait list after just a few simple questions.
A representative from Maple Match couldn’t be reached, and it’s unclear how many people on either side of the border have actually signed up for the site since it became active on social media earlier this month.
However, whether a wave of anti-Trump immigrants will ever materialize has yet to be seen. US Liberals and Conservatives both vowed to flee the country if George W. Bush and Barrack Obama were elected at different points, but failed to make a noticeable splash.