As Britain takes stock of its monumental decision to leave the EU, a new site has popped up that wants to help heartbroken Remain voters take solace in a different kind of union.
Remainder is a “dating and social app for the 48%” of people in the UK who voted to stay in the European Union in last week’s referendum.
The app was developed after last Thursday’s vote by “two ordinary voters who wanted to cheer everyone up after a dismal day”.
The dating service started as “a joke on Friday afternoon”, but the idea has already been picked up by The Independent, the Mirror and the Evening Standard.
Remainder’s site reads: “We think everyone’s entitled to their views and we know that there are many sensible, kind and intelligent Leave voters but our audience is ‘Remainers’ and we’re trying to provide a little comfort for these heartbroken voters.
“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. After all ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ and what we never managed to give Brussels was our British sense of humour.”
And with version 1 of the app almost ready, the company has started a Crowdfunder campaign, looking for £5,000 to help build the service.
The team said early signups and funders will get invitations to exclusive events in “Remain-voting” cities like London, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Check out the crowdfunding campaign here.