Tuesday March 31, 2015
The Genetics of Love: Designing the perfect match through DNA
"When you're using online dating it's easy for you to look at the person and say whether they're pretty, but there's no real way to tell if you're going to have that chemistry with them." - Instant Chemistry Co-Founder
Today there's a galaxy of websites and apps all promising to bring star-crossed lovers together. A new service on offer may make those new-fangled online dating sites seem old fashioned themselves sometimes soon, however. We're looking at it today as part of our on-going project, By Design. Because it promises to take match-making to a new level,
A Toronto-based company, Instant Chemistry, promises to offer singles a more sophisticated way to find their match.... using science. Sara Seabrooke is the co-founder of Instant Chemistry and its Chief Science Officer.
Looking for love is almost by definition... a lonely task. And it can be truly difficult one too. So we're asking what to make of companies that cozy up to the lonely-hearted, offering hope in the form of products such as DNA Matching.
Would you use DNA testing to help you find love? Are you comfortable with that level of design in match-making?
This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant.
Nice genes! What makes you genetically compatible with your partner? - University of Manchester