Dating Site Maple Match Wants to Help You Flee ‘Horror of a Trump Presidency’

Anti-Trump online service Maple Match says it will “make dating great again”

Last Updated: May 11, 2016 @ 9:42 AM

Are you an antsy unwed American looking for a possible escape route to Canada should Donald Trump become president? A new online dating service is here to help.

“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 service’s website says.

The site (which is not connected to Trump’s similarly named ex, Marla Maples) says it aims to “make dating great again.” It has yet to launch. But MapleMatch.com CEO Joe Goldman told Canada’s CBC that more than 10,000 singles signed up for its waiting list as of Tuesday morning. 

Donald Trump became the Republican party’s presumptive candidate for president after his top challenger, Ted Cruz, withdrew from the campaign last week following the real-estate mogul’s decisive Indiana primary win.

Despite its joking pitch to customers, Goldman told CBC that his service is “absolutely” serious.  “A lot of Americans are quite uneasy, that’s certainly a fact,” Goldman said.

Earlier this week, a national poll pegged Trump’s popularity below that of lice, root canals, hipsters, jury duty, the DMV and Nickelback. His rise as the Republicans’ presumptive nominee has split the party, with high-profile figures like House Speaker Paul Ryan and former presidents George H.W. and George Bush saying they aren’t prepared to endorse him.