Who Needs Love? Mark Cuban Just Invested $200K In A Dating App The Matches People By What They Hate
Forget all that looking for love nonsense. Looking for hate could be where it’s really at when it comes to dating and finding “the one.”
At least that’s what Brendan Alper, the founder and CEO of dating app Hater is counting on happening. So is Mark Cuban, who recently invested $200,000 in Alper’s fledgling dating service based on hate.
“Swipe on everything from Slow Walkers to Kim Jong Un. Our algorithm finds your best matches, based on your swipes,” reads the app’s description in the iTunes store.
Man, just think of how easy that first conversation with your date will be!
“There are studies that show people that hate the same things actually form closer bonds than people who love the same things,” says Hater’s founder and CEO, Brendan Alper, while pitching his business to the judges on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday. He went on the show seeking $200,000 for a 5 percent stake in the company.
Alper’s app, which is free, garnered over 500,000 users after launching right before Valentine’s Day in 2017. However, at the time of taping, Hater had 8,000 to 10,000 daily active users, who were most concentrated in New York City and Oslo, according to Alper’s pitch.
“That is why you’re here, because that’s not anywhere near enough for people to really get dates from it,” Cuban told Alper before putting his money where his mouth is by investing $200,000 in exchange for a 7.5 percent equity stake in the company, plus an additional 2.5 percent in advisory equity.
If true, then it turns out that John Lennon and the Beatles actually didn’t know what the f**k they were talking about…