"What we hate is an important part of who we are, but it's often swept under the rug in our public persona," says Alper.
According to the app’s website: “Hater is making serious online dating more approachable by replacing cumbersome surveys and bios with a fun, alternative way to express your personality.” It also offers “Hater Cards,” ice breakers in the style of Cards Against Humanity, to help the conversation along.Hater's gonna hate, and date, and we're here for it.Download Hater in the App Store now (coming to Android in the spring), and get to swiping.The app is only about a month old, but it's amassed about 200,000 users in the US and abroad — it's the No.1 lifestyle app in Germany right now, the company says — with plans to "take on Tinder." Using the app isn't all that different from other popular dating apps — you swipe left and right on potential suitors and there's an option to chat with them in the app — but Hater aims to straddle the line of being personality-focused (like Match or Ok Cupid) with the ease of Bumble or Tinder.Here's how it works: off-limits, however: Alper says Hater does not allow hate speech of any kind on the platform.The topics do not include any racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups and all the topics are chosen by the Hater team, not by the users.In love, the conventional wisdom is that positivity brings people together and negativity does not.Matchmakers and dating coaches urge singles to talk about things they love, not vent about things they hate, on their dating profiles and on first dates. We’re in an era of dating-app fatigue, after all, where the default setting is more apathy than positivity.Plus, it's easy to start a conversation if you know you both hate pickles."Launching publicly on February 8th, Hater offers over 2,000 topics for you to swipe on, including stage five clingers, Coachella, Mondays, hickies, and Halloween to name a few.Once presented with a topic, you swipe up if you love it, down if you hate it, left if you dislike it, right if you like it, or you can click through if you have no opinion.Hater also asks about abortion, your opinion on former president Barack Obama, and "offensive jokes." While initially a bit off-putting, Hater has the right idea: Disagreeing on some core issues may affect a couple's ultimate compatibility.If an issue is a deal-breaker for you, you'll at least know how someone stands before you even swipe right.If you've ever bonded with someone over your shared dislikes, you're not alone — and it could help you find lasting love.