American-Candian dating app, Maple Match, nigh doubled in user base last night

The 45th President-Elect of the United States is Donald Trump. Regardless of what you think of him, one thing is for sure: some people just want out.

But with the masses clogging Immigration Canada’s website to the crashing point and waves of loneliness (in more ways than one) suddenly sweeping the land of the free and the home of the brave, it seems that one enterprising 25-year-old from Austin, Texas, had the right idea for people under the sway of despair.

The idea is an app called Maple Match. Yes, it’s a dating app. It aims to pair a Canadian citizen with an American one in romantic union with the goal of having that American citizen naturalize in Canada and gain permanent residence status. You know, to avoid whatever happens as the Trump administration’s policies are enacted.

It’s been in beta tests since May and officially only went into service on iOS on November 5. And the big reason why it’s in the news today is because its servers, like Immigration Canada’s, were bombarded.

Around the launch of the beta, hundreds of users every hour signed up for the service. We don’t know how much “almost double” means for Maple Match, but we’d like to find out.

There is no ETA on an Android app just yet.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.