It’s almost that “most romantic day of the year,” but if you’re going to be spending it alone, fear not! The new app, “Hater” helps you find your soulmate based on what you both dislike about people. places, and things. At its launch last week, there were more than 2500 subjects which you and your new boo could hate on. Still as bassakwards as that might seem, there is some real science to it according to VICE,
“In 2006, Jennifer Bosson, a social psychologist at the University of South Florida, found that people form friendships more easily with people who hate the same things they do and published a series of studies about it.”
From Queerty, here’s how it works.
“Users are asked to swipe in four different directions to select whether they love, hate, like, or dislike a certain person, activity, city, behavior, idea, et cetera. Examples include Brangelina, “build the wall,” biting into ice cream, Woody Allen, Twitter, Brooklyn, the McRib sandwich, Vladimir Putin, Facebook stalking, “The Bachelor,” WikiLeaks, and tipping less than 15%. There are also a handful of sexual behaviors, including 69, the missionary position, and butt selfies.”
There may actually be something to having similar hates as comedian, Jay Mohr points out too.