People Who Hate Together Stay Together?
Would you be interested in a dating app where you are matched by the number of shared hates, not likes? If you are into that, look no further! A new dating app called Hater went viral on Facebook last week, and it is all about embracing the hate. Unlike most apps, Hater allows you to match with people based off dislikes. It is the perfect solution for haters to find lovers!
According to ReportLinker, 70 percent of millenials use Tinder. Other popular services among single adults include Match.com, Plenty of Fish and OkCupid. With more apps like Bumble and Grindr being introduced every year, there is no surprise Hater is now a thing.
Initially, I thought the app was a joke. Its concept seemed so negative, and I could’t imagine it actually working for someone looking for love. But it is currently ranked No. 135 on Apple’s App Store (there is no Android version yet), and it looks like it is here to stay. The more I think of it, the more I realize it is just another light-hearted way of matching two strangers through a common interest. While in this case a common interest is actually a disinterest, it is just the bait to draw like-minded people other together in hopes of discovering a deeper connection.
In reality, maybe it is a nice change to know someone’s dislikes upfront. It is an immediate conversation starter, and allows you to vent about something you are both dislike. This conversation may even lead to discovering what you do in fact mutually like. Sure it is an odd concept, but for some people, this app may seem more real. There is no stigma to be fake, and the app actually pushes you to be honest, which some may love for a change.
If you are single and have nothing to lose, why not try finding love in a hopeless place? It may not be for everyone, but it seems worth a shot. The study by ReportLinker showed that nearly 60 percent of people think they can find true love online, so what is stopping you? Try it out to be funny, or maybe take it seriously. However you approach it, understand the core of it is love. The app wants you to connect with people, based off mutual hatred, but it has good intensions. Plus, this is a great social experiment to find out if opposites really attract, or if your best match is someone with common interests and/or disinterests.
If you are still hesitant, know that dating app users have a variety of reasons foe downloading these apps. Nearly 60 percent say finding true love is their primary motivation, followed by 41 percent wanting to meet new friends and 34 percent just wanting a new hook up.
What is stopping you from saying goodbye to all the traditional dating apps, and giving Hater a chance? The breath of fresh air and honesty may even be addicting. If you are lucky, you will find a date where you can skip all the small talk and get down to the nitty gritty right away. So best of luck to all our Hater daters out there. We are wishing you the best of luck in finding love, underneath all the hate!
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.