A new dating website might be one of the solutions Brits could resort to in order to remain in the European Union (EU). As the UK voted to leave the 28-country bloc on 24 June, a website is now calling on European women and men to marry young Brits so that they can still be European.
"Thousands of eligible young British men and women are being taken against their will out of Europe. There's only one way Europeans can help. By marrying a Brit," BrexitBrides says on its homepage.
The site does not seem to be working as yet. Upon subscription, people receive an e-mail where they are asked to be patient as the founders are not sure "what we're doing with this site yet".
However, it seems the move has already been welcomed by some who took to social media to comment on the initiative.
How can British people remain European?
In addition to marriage, there are other solutions for British people willing to remain European.
- In case of Irish descent, they can apply for an Irish passport. Ireland recognises dual citizenship, so people would not have to give up their British passport.
- Brits whose spouses are European, could also apply for citizenship in some EU countries - such as the Netherlands - that don't require people to live in their territories to apply for citizenship.
- Wealthy Brits could consider investing at least €2.5m (£2m; $2,7m) in real estate in Cyprus, which offers them citizenship in exchange. As part of the citizenship-by-investment programme, successful applicants will gain the right to live, work and study in all EU member countries.