TORONTO (Reuters) - A dating website is pledging to match Americans who can't live with a Donald Trump presidency to Canadians looking for love, facilitating the pledge often made by U. voters to move to Canada if the real estate billionaire is elected.
"Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency," the Maple Match website reads, before offering a waiting list for interested singles.
The dating site was also active on Twitter, suggesting its matchmaking service would help Americans avoid the difficulties of gaining Canadian citizenship. ' in 2016," Twitter user @Kelda Pharris tweeted on Tuesday. Thanks @Maple Match," user @mollye_malone said on Twitter.
While the pledge to "move to Canada" has been made in elections past, it rarely plays out in reality. Bush's 2000 election and 2004 re-election -- other moments when liberal Americans pledged to move to Canada in protest -– suggests few followed up on their promises.
Overall, administrators say about 2.9 per cent of its traffic comes from Canada.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks onstage before speaking at a campaign event at St. CEO Joe Goldman says 4,150 people have signed up for the site -- 70 per cent of them Canadian.
He decided to give it a try.“Politics now is such a big thing that can really stop relationships,” said the 24-year-old.
“So it’s really convenient just to get that out of the way in the easiest way possible.”Gordon is somewhat new to politics, trying to teach himself more over the last few years.
Started in February by a small group of Sanders supporters, the site already has more than 7,000 members.
Though there are only about 20 registered users from this country, there may be more as many users don’t list their exact location on their profiles.
The Maple Match website allows users to add their name to a waitlist matching dismayed U. voters with interested single Canadians, adding "We'll let you know the next steps soon!
" Officials with Maple Match did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but Chief Executive Joe Goldman told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp that more than 10,000 singles and about 2,500 Canadians had signed up for the website's waiting list as of Tuesday morning. Make dating great again," Twitter user @Rebekah Sage said, playing on Trump's campaign pledge to "Make America great again." "To heck w @Tinder, @Maple Match offers to not leave you thinking 'what did we just do?
If you see someone you like, simply "wave" at them.