For single Americans terrified by the prospect of President Trump, a new dating site called “Maple Match” offers one way out: date a Canadian.
“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 site’s homepage romantically proclaims.
Though marrying a Canadian does not automatically grant Canadian citizenship, the promise of finding love in a country where Donald Trump will never be president has already lured in 35,000 hits—and the site isn’t even active yet.
“Americans are using this as a serious opportunity to meet Canadians,” Maple Match’s creator, Joe Goldman, told the Guardian. “I’ve had people begging me to start this.”
That’s not surprising, considering that Google searches for “move to Canada” reached their highest number ever right after Trump swept Super Tuesday, causing the Canadian government’s immigration website to crash.
It's no wonder some Americans find Maple Match attractive. The site’s slogan, written in big white letters against a beautiful background of fall foliage and a couple dressed in flannel, is “Make dating great again.”