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Hate Dating

Love to Hate? Hate Dating Speeds Up Romance

When I am nervous or stumped on what to say next, I sometimes start to complain. My theory is complaining is easy, so it's a comfortable conversational default. Thankfully, I'm not alone. Hate dating is a new type of speed dating rushing through London, requiring you to bring nothing but a frown and your pet peeves and a willingness to discuss them with a potential partner.

Talking about your job and your interests is pretty dull if you're not scratching the dirt of it all. Hate dating drops the pretense and sends two strangers into a lively debate, immediate hatred, or mutual malcontent.

One dater calls it a quick test for compatibility (you see how you fight together), but the hate-dating pioneers behind Down With Dating see it as nothing more than an icebreaker. And if my nervous-tick complaining is as common as I suspect, it just might work.

Would you love to hate date, or would you rather date nice?

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sourcherry sourcherry 6 years
I think it's way more interesting than the usual "I love books, ice cream and sunsets" kind of conversation. It could actually be fun if you don't take too seriously.
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 6 years
I'd love to witness this but no, I couldn't partake.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Negativity begets negativity. Pass.
lilegwene lilegwene 6 years
When you first date, it's all about the good things. What you have in common, what you like, your goals and future... this negative dating takes away all the fun of getting to know someone, in my opinion.
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
I think this is hilarious! I'm afraid the idea would attract chronic complainers though.
bgorgeouss bgorgeouss 6 years
I don't like dating/seeing people who complain a lot, and I hate debating, so no, this wouldn't work for me! :/
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