And so it begins.
If you were wondering what the first effect of a possible Donald Trump presidency would be…look no further than the dating world.
A co-worker of mine pointed me to the website…which I understand started out as a joke, but quickly earned legitimacy. Under the (fairly obvious) tagline of “Make Dating Great Again”, the site has a very specific mission statement:
“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 Washington Post article about the site reports — as of Monday (5/9) — the site registered more than 35,000 hits and 4,500 sign ups in just FOUR DAYS! That’s some hard-core paranoia.
I’ve often said I hope there’s someone tracking any spikes in U.S. passport applications ahead of a possible Trump victory in the general election. It will be interesting to see if an exodus — of any kind– could really happen. As for opinions on what nations around the world think of a Trump White House, the Discovery Channel offering Test Tube gives us a decent overview.
We are just two months (at this writing) out from the conventions. With the still-raging dogfight on the Democratic side and the GOP drama, the national political gatherings in Philadelphia and Cleveland respectively will truly be (with apologies to NBC) Must See TV.