Hater - the new dating app Rather than matching people who like the same things - the latest dating app matches people on shared hatreds. Will it take off? We asked Daisy Buchanan and Carl Anka. We interviewed the founder Brendan Alper who told us the idea came about after he quit his job at Goldman Sachs to become a comedy writer. To date, they have , users who connect through mutual likes or dislikes of topics like Taylor Swift, tech blogs, cargo shorts and Brangelina. When creating the app, he did say that Tinder was influential since his also works by swiping right to like someone and left to dislike them.
While just getting started in comedy, Alper wrote a sketch idea about an app that matches people based on things they hate.
Nov 27, 'Shark Tank': Mark Cuban invested $, in this dating app that matches you based on things you both hate Published Mon, Nov 27 PM EST ated Mon, Nov 27 PM EST Ali Montag. Feb 10, 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 saporiviafrancigena.com: Erin Barry. Meet someone who hates the same stuff. As seen on ABC's Shark Tank.
The idea began to resonate. So, he decided to put comedy on hold and create it.
Now, that hustle is paying off as his venture is seeing interest from investors. To win Alper over, Cuban touted his access to celebrity influencers who could help the app gain notoriety. But Alper had been hoping for an offer from Cuban all along.
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Nov 25, Imagine an online dating app whose mission is to help singles find true love through hate. Meet Hater, the world's first matchmaking app that's mocking the monotony of the online dating scene and creating a virtual playground for all those passion-seeking singles looking for a connection on the world wide web. Entertaining, user friendly and [ ]. Dec 06, The app's algorithms recommend the most compatible matches. On a segment of ABC's hit business pitch show Shark Tank that aired November 26, Alper struck a deal with Mark Cuban. The. Apr 30, And that's how originally Hater was born, explained the app's founder Brendan Alper. After he pitched the idea on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban decided to invest $, for a 10stake in the company - valuing the app at $2 million. Hater launched in February and more than a million people have downloaded it around the world since.
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VIDEO Originally, his concept started out as just a joke. Currently the Hater app has 4, 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.
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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.
Even if it started out for laughs, Hater's success hasn't been a joke. While that deal didn't pan out, the founder says Hater drew more than a million downloads from the Apple Store and Google Play.
Meanwhile, more people are embracing technology as a way to connect.
According to Pew Research, 60 percent say online dating is a good way to meet people, up from just half that in With more and more companies entering the space, the revenue continues to grow. Alper 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? 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.