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'Maple Match' Dating Site Hooks Up Trump-Hating Americans With Canadians

Corky Siemaszko

Behold the new online dating site that will make Americans leery of living under a President Trump go, "Oh Canada."

It's called Maple Match and it's the brainchild of a 25-year-old Texan named Joe Goldman whose site promises to "make dating great again."

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"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 declares.

Goldman told NBC News Tuesday he was inspired by repeated threats from friends in Austin to move north of the border if the likely Republican nominee defies long odds and actually wins in November.

"I have always been fascinated by Canada," Goldman said. "So I thought to myself, 'Given the current political situation, this could bring Canadians and Americans closer together'."

Goldman said he launched the site a week ago and 13,000 people have already signed up — a quarter of them Canadians

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"The response has been tremendous," he said. "I'm getting people from all over, but the strongest responses have been from Seattle and New York City. Our first inquiries came from Billings, Montana."

Goldman, who is single and also runs a higher education research company, said he too had signed up in hopes of finding his dream Canadian. He said there's no fee.

Asked if he can point to any success stories, Goldman answered, "Nothing quite yet."

"But we're hoping to match people as soon as possible," he said.

Back when George W. Bush was running for reelections, lots of Americans made noises about pulling up stakes and emigrating to Canada.

This year, Lena Dunham and others have threatened to do so if Trump winds up in the White House. But marrying a Canuck does not automatically confer Canadian citizenship, according to various web sites that specialize in immigration issues.

The wannabe Canadian spouses still have to apply for permission.