I’m sure it’s happened to you more than once: you’re with someone with whom you don’t have much in common, or with whom you know little, trying to strike up a conversation, which turns out to be a little sparse until you finally realize that you both hate the same thing. And the magic emerges – and hundreds of hours of exalted anecdotes about your shared target of hate.
Founded in 2016 and launched a year later, ‘Hater’ is an application that mimics the well-known ‘Tinder’, the online dating service based on a simple finger gesture to find the match of your heart. Hater’ works the same way, i.e. you only have to slide to the left when you hate and to the right when you love something that is proposed to you – for example, the Kardashian or Trump.
“What we hate is an important part of who we are, but it is often swept under the rug in our public persona,” says Brendan Alper, CEO of ‘Hater’. “We want people to express themselves more honestly. Plus, it’s easy to start a conversation with someone if you know you both hate pickles,” he adds.
The results of potential partners it shows you are worldwide, but it is still a very curious way to meet the potential love of your life.
“We will not tolerate hatred or bigotry, particularly animosity towards races, religions or types of physical constitution,” the application’s creators explain on the website, insisting that the team “moderates topics carefully” and that they have “a strict policy of immediately blocking anyone who abuses the service.