You can thank a dating app called Hater for these hilarious, and often weirdly specific, insights.
Unlike traditional apps like Tinder, Hater matches you with people who hate the same things you do, based on the idea that "mutual dislikes can bring people closer than their shared interests." Users can swipe in four directions — down to hate, up to love, left to dislike, and right to like — on about 3,000 different topics ranging from cilantro to slow walkers.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?
The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.
Every topic in the app has a score between 0 and 1 based on users' swipes; the lower the score, the more hated the topic is.