When former reality TV coordinator Dave Goss (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette) launched a Donald Trump-inspired dating website in May, he never really expected it to live on after Nov. 8.
But now that the controversial Republican business mogul is packing his bags and in the thick of a transition to the White House, business is booming at TrumpSingles.com.
“Business is great!” Goss exclaims of his site, which has seen a spike in users following the election. He created the site as a safe space for Trump supporters to find love without fear of being discriminated against. “After he won, we’ve consistently had people sign up every single day,” explains Goss, a Republican, adding that in the days and weeks leading up the election, there had been a considerable dip in users, with some days completely void of new members.
But the morning after the election, Goss says he awoke to six new paying customers, a number which may seem slight yet steady in terms of the growth of the overall site. Goss estimates that there are now 12,000 active users, many of whom pay a membership fee, a sharp increase from a post-launch user base of around 500. (The site is free to sign up, but users can only send one message a day unless they pay a $4.95 monthly subscription for unlimited use.)
“We never expected him to win — at least I didn’t,” admits Goss.