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There's now a dating app for meeting people who hate the same things as you.

Do you hate coriander? Have very strong feelings about slow walkers? Would rather poke yourself in the eye than store your tomato sauce in the fridge?

Well, you’re in luck. Hater is the new dating app that will help you “meet someone who hates the same stuff as you.”

Yep, you heard right. You can now find love by, well, hating on things.

Hater offers you 3,000 hand-selected topics to weigh in on — butt selfies, build the wall, BAE, and Shia LaBeouf, just to name a few.

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Just like Tinder, but for haters. Image via Universal Studios.

You simply swipe down to hate, up to love, left to dislike or right to like. It's basically the most addictive and fun personality test you'll ever take.

The app will then match you with people based on your mutual dislikes and other factors like location. Then, just like Tinder, you can swipe through your matches and decide who you're into.

The great thing about Hater? You don't have to waste time pretending to be one of those people who loves 'the outdoors' and 'socialising with your work colleagues'. Phew. (Post continues after gallery.)

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Hater was created by Brendan Alper, a former investment banker who left his job at Goldman Sachs to become a comedian and first had the idea as a joke. Alper then realised it would actually be a great real-life app.

“The more I thought about it, the more I thought, ‘Hey even though this was a funny idea, it actually makes a lot of sense,’” Alper told the Cut.

And there's some serious data to back him up.

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You simply swipe down to hate, up to love, left to dislike or right to like. Image via Comedy Central.

In 2006, Jennifer Bosson, a social psychologist at the University of South Florida, found people form friendships more easily with people who hate the same things they do and published a series of studies about it.

In one study, participants were asked to list one thing they liked and one thing they disliked about a fictitious character named Brad. Then they were told they would meet someone who either liked or disliked the same thing about Brad.

The study found that “people who expected to meet a stranger felt closer to this person when they believed that they shared a negative — as opposed to a positive — attitude about a man named Brad.”

“It’s not that we enjoy disliking people,” Bosson told The New York Times Magazine.

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“It’s that we enjoy meeting people who dislike the same people.”

The app launched today and is currently only available to iOS users, but Alper is hoping to make it available to Android users within the next couple of months.

You never know, maybe the love of your life hates Pepsi and 'YOLO' as much as you do?

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