Dna dating website
Unlike some direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies (such as those claiming to offer genetically tailored nutritional supplements, which have been subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive claims), there is some legitimate science behind the new DNA-matching dating websites.
While genetics seems to play some role in human sexual attraction, it clearly is not the only, or even predominant, factor determining human mate choice.
Over the centuries, physics, chemistry, and biology have transformed what once was seen as mysterious or even magical—the rotation of the stars, flowers blooming, causes of disease—into well-understood phenomena.
Singld Out is an online dating service that operates via the professional networking site Linked In and uses Instant Chemistry’s genetic testing results to match its members.
As one scientific review of the entire body of data concluded, “the mixed evidence …
makes it difficult to draw definitive conclusions, [but] the large number of studies showing some MHC involvement suggests there is a real phenomenon that needs further work to elucidate.” Into this complicated field now come direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies such as Instant Chemistry and Singld Out.
Genetic matchmaking is the idea of matching couples for romantic relationships based on their biological compatibility.
The initial idea was conceptualized by Claus Wedekind through his famous "sweaty t-shirt" experiment.