Match, OkCupid, Tinder, eHarmony, Bumble, the list goes on and on. Just when you thought you tried them all, a new dark horse has stepped up from the dating world. If you have a long list of dating pet peeves collected from the aforementioned services, you may have met your new, favorite match.
Hater is an online dating app that matches users with similar dislikes and turn-offs. You would think that talking about what we hate would lead to arguing and discord, but learning someone’s dislikes actually allows for more honest conversation.
There are 2,000 pre-programmed turn-offs in the app and users are constantly adding more. For example, some people will never be caught dead with pickles on their burger while others might be turned off by wearing socks to bed. Hater aims to bring people closer together by focusing on what they hate. Just keep swiping away.
“What we hate is an important part of who we are,” Hater CEO Brendan Alper states. “We want people to express themselves more honestly.”
There’s a big difference between hating something and hate speech, however. The app is meant for open conversation and being able to express yourself in a safe and healthy manner. Hate speech and bigotry is heavily ill-advised and will result in account termination. Studies have shown that negative opinions result in closer bonding compared to positive ones. One researcher states “It’s not that we enjoy disliking people. It’s that we enjoy meeting people who dislike the same people.”
Add to that list of pet peeves and who knows? True hate may await you, happily (?) ever after.