What’s better than talking about something you’re really passionate about? Well, for many people, having a big ‘ol bitch session.
That’s why ‘Hater’, a dating app that actually started off as a bit of a joke, is being met with such a buzz.
Created by former Goldman Sachs banker Brendan Alper, and launched back in February 2017, the app has now ticked past a million downloads.
The premise is simple enough, with this below via CNBC:
Currently the Hater app has 4,000 topics such as cargo shorts, crocs, and vegan food. Like the Tinder dating app, people swipe through the topics, either right or left, to say if they like it or hate it. And if you don’t feel strong either way, you can skip it.
Hater’s algorithm then finds your best matches, and lets you see what that person loves and hates. The company even breaks down the top ‘hates’ per state.
What’s up with North Dakota hating tapas so much? Sheesh, guys.
Even if it started out for laughs, Hater’s success hasn’t been a joke. Alper raised $1 million in venture capital funding, and was even offered a deal from Mark Cuban when he appeared on “Shark Tank.”
While that deal didn’t pan out, the founder says Hater drew more than a million downloads from the Apple Store and Google Play.
I guess it takes some of the sting out of the first date. No more awkward ‘I can’t believe he arrived wearing crocs’ moments, because now it’s all out in the open.
Whilst the app has yet to boast a marriage set-up, there are a number of relationships still ongoing between people who met on Hater. More from Alper:
[He] added that one of their favorite success stories comes from a couple who had a mutual aversion of the Super Bowl. So instead of watching the game, they watched a movie, and made queso dip.
What are some of the top hates this past year? “Bullies, tangled earphones, and slow walkers,” said Alper.
Right now Hater is not making money, but the founder says they are working on monetizing through advertising, and is planning to roll out a premium subscription later this year.
For those people who are just not buying the concept of finding love through hate, Alper had this to say: “There are optimists and there are pessimists out there, and we really emphasize the fact that this is about hating stubbing your toe or a crowded subway. It’s not about hating groups of people or anything like that.”
Sure, but it’s only a matter of time until it veers into that territory and ruins the fun for everyone.
If you’re keen to get hatin’ then head over here.
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