A new dating site called ScientificMatch.com takes the idea of “chemistry” in matchmaking literally and claims to have the biological answer to the online dating game with “DNA Matching”.
ScientificMatch.com does away with low-tech personal questionnaires about a person’s interests that are used by most online dating sites and, instead, uses a DNA compatibility test from a cheek swab sample to pair love-seeking singles.
According to the site’s creator Eric Holzle: “Nature’s driving force is to ensure that you produce the healthiest possible offspring, so what DNA matching offers is the chance to pick a partner with the widest possible variety of genes and therefore the best immune system for any potential children.”
Holzle also claims that DNA testing can predict if you will have a satisfying love life as well as the likelihood that you or a partner will cheat.
Even though the idea of DNA matching to pair people sounds like science fiction, there are studies that support this new matchmaking concept.
A 1995 study found that females were attracted to the scent of males who had immune systems that were different from their own.
This aptly-named “Sweaty T-Shirt Experiment” also found the same results for male participants, who were exposed to the scent of perspiration from females.
This study is believed to provide solid evidence that the more genetic variety there is between you and a potential partner, the greater the probability that you will be a compatible pair
Holzle emphasizes that his ScientificMatch.com is not trying to remove romance from the search to find the best partner. He simply wants to streamline the search process for people who want to see if they have the right chemistry with someone to begin with.
Hozle also notes that he has found that people under the age of 45 are open to the concept of DNA matching as a potential time-saver in the dating game, while people over the age of 45 are less trusting of the DNA approach to dating and are more likely to have privacy concerns about the process.
[ Source: Daily Mail ]