March 15, 2017
A new dating app that matches users based on the common things they hate has identified Philadelphians’ top 20 most hated topics that – when realized – can actually lead to love.
It launched right before Valentine’s Day and has become a successful – and comedic – hit.
Much like Tinder, OK Cupid and other dating apps, Hater works off a swipe-based system that runs users through more than 2,000 topics and asks them to swipe up if they “love” something; down if they “hate” it; right if they “like” it; and left if they “dislike” it. A match is made based on common denominators.
According to Hater account coordinators, for Philadelphians, the highest-ranking least favorite things were the hiccups, Jay Leno’s chin and "Top 10" lists. Here’s the full list:
For every topic in the app, Hater account coordinators calculated two statistics – the percentage of people in Philadelphia that hate said topic versus the percentage of people in the world that hate it.
“I think Philly’s top hates speaks volumes,” said Alper.
“It’s a town that takes music and sports very seriously. Sorry, Three Doors Down and Eli. No frills. No bulls**t. No mayonnaise on French fries.”
According to Alper, Hater has more than 350,000 users around the world. But fair warning, the app does not condone hate speech. There’s a reporting mechanism if anyone crosses the line.
So, the next time you find someone ranting about Rosie O’Donnell or poor sidewalk etiquette, you may just be sitting next to your soul mate.