Love, we're all looking for it. Some of us are lucky in love, some of us not.
Next month, my husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. The average marriage in the United States lasts about 8.2 years, so I consider us fortunate.
We met before online dating was popular, but today it is a 2 billion industry where one in ten Americans spend an hour a day looking for their perfect match. Answering endless questions about your interests, preferences and background is an exhausting experience to create your perfect profile that will undoubtedly find your prince or princess. But what if these sites are doing it all wrong and what really makes us compatible is what we don't like, would never participate in or find to be annoying. Move over Match.com, Hater is a new dating app that is gaining buzz.
Do you hate people who create Instagram accounts for their dogs, celebrate their birthday for a week or longer, or paying extra for guacamole? Hater is for you! According to Brendan Alper, people like to complain and sharing mutual hatred equals endless bliss. The former Goldman Sachs finance associate quit his job to launch Hater, the dating app that matches you based on what you hate. By swiping on more than 3,000 topics, loving or hating them along the way, Alper claims that mutual dislikes are a better sign of compatibility than likes. Only a month after the launch, Hater had 350,000 users all around the world proving that Alper is onto something.
More than anything I just want to view the questions on Hater and finally be vindicated for my annoyance of slow walkers, Fast and Furious movies, and drivers with an abundance of political bumper stickers usually highlighting the losing candidate.