Hater’s algorithm then finds your best matches, and lets you see what that person loves and hates
Currently the Hater app has 4,000 topics such as cargo shorts, crocs, and vegan food. And if you don’t feel strong either way, you can skip it.
Even if it started out for laughs, Hater’s success hasn’t been a joke. Alper raised $1 million in venture capital funding, and was even offered a deal from Mark Cuban when he appeared on “Shark Tank.” (Disclosure: Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights to “Shark Tank.”)
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 2005.
Like the Tinder dating app, people swipe through the topics, either right or left, to say if they like it or hate it
With more and more companies entering the space, the revenue continues to grow. Continue reading