Map Shows What People In Every State Hate Most
Do you feel this map is accurate?
You’ve heard it before: Opposites attract. (All you ’80s babies will probably even remember that Paula Abdul even made a song about the mantra.)
But get ready to throw that idea out the window. A dating app, appropriately named Hater, matches people based on their shared disdain for things—whether that’s something understandable like jellyfish or something quirky like biting string cheese rather than peeling it.
Sound a bit cynical? The development of Hater was inspired by research from the University of Oklahoma that suggests people bond well over shared negative attitudes. (Ironically, the thing that Oklahomans say they hate the most is hearing the latest gossip). Go figure.
Because the dating app requires people to select what they hate—whether that’s a habit, concept, famous person, etc., the app has been able to collect some interesting state-by-state data from registered users.
They’re dishing their methodology, which does make us wonder exactly how many people are behind the random disdain for NSYNC in Colorado. But a Hater rep did tell the HuffPost that there’s 3,000 topics to swipe on and they’ve been able to keep tabs on a “few hundred thousand users” in the United States.
Even if you’re no longer in the dating pool, you’ll probably find your state’s biggest hate interesting. Here’s a break down of what drives people nuts in each and every state, according to the Hater app.
NOTE: Mississippians got a bit graphic with their response. Let’s just say they reference a type of sexual activity that’s commonly associated with ancient Greece, so this map is definitely NSFW (aka “not suitable for work”) or if you’re reading in sensitive company.
The attitude in Alabama: Why climb your way to the top of the food chain to eat a plant-based diet?
Wouldn’t the spray paint just freeze as it was coming out of the can anyways?
The sandstorms get so big here they’ve been referred to as a “wall of dirt” and have even delayed flights.
We can relate.
California: Fidget spinners
We hear you. Here’s 19 different types of NON-spinning fidget toys.
If the boy band could respond they’d probably say “You’re Tearing up My Heart.” Or maybe they’d be a bit salty and say “Bye, Bye, Bye.”
Still stirring about the “Blizzard of ’78?”
District of Columbia: The idea that everyone has a soulmate
Wait, do you guys hate puppies, rainbows and sunshine, too?
Delaware: Casey Affleck
OK, Delaware folks, who would you have rather seen cast for “Manchester by the Sea”?
Florida: Workout couples
So we’re guessing matching spandex is off the table in a big way, Floridians?
Georgia: Tuna salad
Personally, I would take it a step further and say HR shouldn’t allow people to eat it at their desks in a shared workspace.
Hawaii: Taking videos at concerts
Live in the moment, right? The concert videos never look or sound as good as the real deal.
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Idaho: Asking for directions
Wait, were only men involved in this survey?