Maple Match Offers Escape From Trump

Maple Match Offers Escape From Trump

Maple Match Offers Escape From Trump

Justin Lavelle
June 21, 2016

Are you in the market for a new dating site? Or are you someone who is scared of a potential Trump presidency? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed about living in another country like Canada? Maple Match may be your solution.

It’s no secret that many Americans are displeased with a potential Trump presidency. According to a recent poll on, twenty-eight percent of Americans plan to leave the United States if Trump becomes president. The search “Move to Canada” on Google reached its highest point in ten years after Super Tuesday results were in.

Even some celebrities are voicing their disdain at the prospects including Miley Cyrus, Jon Stewart, and Lena Dunham. The latter has been quoted on her potential move to Canada, “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver, and I can get my work done from there.”

So, can Maple Match come to the rescue?

What is Maple Match?

Maple Match is the creation of Joe Goldman, a 25-year-old Native Texan, who was not only inspired by his friend’s threats to move to Canada if Trump becomes president, but also his own desire to find Canadian love.

According to an interview Goldman had with NBC News, over 13,000 people have already signed up for Maple Match’s services including Goldman himself. Out of the 13,000 people that have signed up, a quarter of them are Canadians.

The niche dating site boasts creating cross cultural love and a slogan that plays on Trump’s campaign, “Make dating great again.” Currently there is an email wait list that can be accessed on their site.

Pitfalls to the Canadian Escape Plan

Moving to Canada isn’t as easy as finding your perfect mate on Maple Match, packing up your life, and moving. There is plenty of red tape when filing for spouse/partner sponsorship including a conditional agreement for any couple that has been together less than two years. If the agreement is approved, it grants conditional residence that can only be maintained if you prove you are a legitimate couple for the minimum two years of the agreement.

In order for someone to work in Canada they must have in demand skills and be offered a job from a company within the country to approved for a work visa. As if that wasn’t enough, the United States will expect you to continue filing and paying your taxes unless you decide to pay the pricey fee of relinquishing your United States citizenship which comes with its own consequences if you’re supporting any family still in the country.

Finally, consider how well you will know a person you will be matching up with and pledging your life to, and the fact that most Americans have limited to no social support systems in Canada if things go wrong.

As of this writing there are no Maple Match success stories, the site is giving some desperate Americans a glimmer of hope. Just understand that it may not be as easy as Maple Match makes it seem.

Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.