Ever since Donald Trump announced he would run for the Republican Party leadership, Americans have been googling "how to move to Canada."
Now, there's a new website that helps them do just that — if they're single.
Wait. Is this for real?
"Absolutely this is serious! The 49th parallel is just a line and Americans and Canadians have so much in common," Joe Goldman, CEO of MapleMatch.com told the Calgary Eyeopener in a phone interview from Austin, Tx. on Tuesday.
But is this Goldman guy really the cupid of cross-border love, or is he just servicing the interests of Americans who are scared of the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency?
"A lot of Americans are quite uneasy, that's certainly a fact, and that's one of the reasons why I thought now would be the right time to launch Maple Match," said Goldman.
So, there's a thing called @MapleMatch for Americans to find their Canadian soul-mate in case Trump actually wins. Sign up and save life.— @RaffelaMancuso
Idea came from Calgary
Goldman said he came up with the idea because of the "current political situation in the United States" and some old Calgary acquaintances.
"Fun fact. I can give 100 per cent of the responsibility to Calgary, Canada. Because I grew up with family friends from Calgary and they taught me a lot about Canada and Canadian culture."
Website wait list growing
While there has yet to be a cheesy commercial made re-enacting a Yankee's first bite into a Timbit whilst gazing into eyes of his newfound Canuck darling, people on both sides of the border are already showing interest in the service.
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As of Tuesday morning, Goldman said more than 10,000 singles and about 2,500 Canadians had signed up for the website's wait list.
With files from the Calgary Eyeopener