London: A new dating app targeted at the 48 percent of the UK population who voted to remain in the European Union (EU) is planning to cash in on the strong feelings against Brexit.
"Remainder" has been created by two anti-Brexit voters who say they "wanted to cheer everyone up after a dismal day" after the EU referendum on 23 June when 52 percent of votes were cast in favour of leaving the economic bloc.
"What better way to recover than hooking up with someone who shares your sense of existential dread," its website said. Remainder bills itself as the "dating and social app for the 48 percent" and an exclusive platform for those who want to meet new people but also want to make sure they do not unwittingly end up on the date from hell with someone who voted to Leave.
It is also asking for donations on Crowdfunder, hoping to raise 5,000 pounds to launch the app and says it has had thousands of signups. "We created it because all the Remain voters we know seemed so depressed. Our Facebook feeds had turned into a
never-ending funeral service. We thought the best way of recovering must be to go out for a few drinks with someone who's in the same boat," the Remainder team was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
"We've hit on the perfect indicator of kindness, intelligence and good looks: voting Remain in the EU Referendum," the app's slogan reads. The app is set to be officially launched in the coming days, with their first event planned for London - the city with a majority of Remain voters.
First Published On : Jul 3, 2016 17:22 IST