“You were able to filter out the people that you knew you wouldn't get along with and find some of the people who are more similar to you.” In 2012, Tinder introduced the swipe-based system to dating apps.

"What are the things that Trump supporters love, and what are the things that Hillary supporters love?

” Alper says of results the app has turned up so far.

Once you’ve matched with someone, you have access to the full list of things they’ve swiped on. ” On a superficial level, the app holds your hand and stops you from opening with a dreaded and dull “hey.” More importantly, it asks some of the awkward questions for you in advance. It’s an answer that could be crucial to your relationship, but prickly to bring up on a first date.

In a private message, you can continue toss out fill-in-the-blank-type cards directly to them. But the app’s real strength is a cultural literacy that its competition lacks.

The survey hits on timely, often controversial topics as well, including swipes on president Donald Trump, the 2016 election, and issues like “All Lives Matter,” “locker room talk,” and “the patriarchy.” Alper was a former finance guy with Goldman Sachs and Nomura Holdings before he quit the business in August 2015 to become a comedy writer. The initial concept for Hater came from a comedy sketch, but Alper became obsessed with the theory that people could better bond over things they hate than things they like.

With some work, he thought, it could become a real dating tool.

It’s realistic that one of them will hate how loudly the other chews.

At least that’s the logic powering the new dating app, Hater.

Alper wanted to offer users a chance to let their sense of humor shine.

There’s a kind of comedy to liking things that are considered peculiar, like eating until you hurt, or explaining why you’re so deeply in love with bees.

You’re looking at loves and hates, curating your own, messaging with matches.