Users sign up and receive a DNA testing kit in the mail, spit into a cup, and send the kit back to be tested for mutations in a serotonin transporter gene and a group of three genes that belong to the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) system.“Theoretically, selection of the serotonin transporter gene does make a little sense,” said geneticist Ricki Lewis, Ph.Holzle wouldn't reveal membership numbers, but Gene Partner, a Swiss company that works with matchmakers and dating sites, has tested more than 1,000 people, according to chief scientific officer Tamara Brown.
If it’s very important to you that your date has a college degree, you can rank that very high.
The first dating service to use lab-based genetic profiling launched online last week.
Scientific Match promises to pair up people who will be physically attracted to each other because their DNA is different.
Read More: Dating by Diet » Two companies, Singld Out and Instant Chemistry, are working together to match users based on the results of both a personality test (evaluating “diet habits of a mate, how often they exercise, and so on,” according to a company press release) and a genetic test.
“Through intensive research, scientists have found that long-term relationship satisfaction stems from two constants — your DNA and core personality — and how those match up with your partner's,” said Sara Seabrooke, a geneticist and chief science officer of Instant Chemistry, in a press statement.