LOTTE WORLD TOWER, SEOUL FLOORS: 123 SECONDS: 48 WORDS PER MINUTE: 130
In the time it takes to reach the 117th-floor observatory of South Korea’s tallest building, Goldman Sachs alum Brendan Alper, 30, explains why you should love Hater, a Brooklynbased dating app with a caustic new approach.
“Hater matches people based on what they hate. Swipe on thousands of topics ranging from ‘Kim Jong Un’ to ‘ketchup on hot dogs,’ and algorithms recommend the most compatible matches. Although Hater started as a comedy sketch, we’re no gimmick. Studies have shown that people bond more over mutual dislikes than shared interests. Thousands of people worldwide are meeting, having fun and complaining about tangled headphones and chatty Uber drivers. Hater scored a deal with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, and we’re backed by the creators of Candy Crush.”