The dating app Hater is based on a concept that individuals who have less optimistic worldviews, and more subversive ways of connecting to people, will likely take interest in.
The app is the first of its kind and allows people to bond over the things they mutually hate. It works by showing users a variety of topics (the app currently has over 2,000) and they are able to swipe down for hate, up for love, right for like and left for dislike – with there also being a neutral option. As people swipe, they are matched with people who have similar responses to the things that they love or hate. The app will soon be adding user-generated topics to the list of subjects that can be liked or disliked, but will be ensuring that no form of hate speech or discrimination is available in those subjects.
By using humor and an important basis for how people bond, the dating app Hater is able to stand out in a market that is now overflowing with app-based dating services.