Hater, the app that lets you find love based on what you hate

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We all have a long list of the annoying things we hate, and now - finally! - we can use this information to find true love.

Hater is a brand new dating app that matches you with others who can't stand the very same things you can't stand.

It's a delightful concept that lets you drop that idealized, perky version of yourself you've been putting in all your profiles and lets you show off your inner crank instead.

The app launches officially on February 8th but is now available in beta for iOS. (It will be available for Android this spring.)

It offers you 3,000 hand-selected topics to weigh in on - butt selfies, build the wall, slow walkers and tipping less than 15 per cent are just a few.

You simply swipe down to hate, up to love, left to dislike or right to like.

The app then matches you with people based on your mutual distastes and other factors like location.

Starting conversations should be easy, since you hate the same things, but just in case, there's a built-in icebreaker game that poses a question and has you both fill in the blank.

This breath of fresh air was created by Brendan Alper, who left his job at Goldman Sachs to become a comedian and first had the idea as a joke.

But he realised it would actually be a great real-life app, discovered there were some studies that backed up his intuition and now he's probably going to be a bazillionaire.

They've been testing the app since December in New York and had a very positive response.

They said the top three most commonly hated topics so far are the presidential election of 2016, bad sidewalk etiquette and drain hair.

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