Based on their algorithm and your DNA, they’ll determine the probability for a satisfying and long-lasting relationship between two people (color me skeptical). Following the simple instructions included with the kit you will gently collect the DNA from the inside of your cheek. Use the addressed envelope supplied for returning the brushes. MHC genes were made famous in 1995 by Swiss scientist Claus Wederkind’s ‘sweaty T-shirt experiment’, in which women had to smell T-shirts worn by men and rate the owner’s attractiveness on the chemical odour alone.Wederkind showed that women subconsciously selected potential mates based on whether their genes would produce future children with stronger immune systems.“The butterflies in the stomach and adrenaline in the blood will all still be there – it’ll just be there sooner.” Street Spark is a smartphone app that helps you meet potential partners based on location.Using GPS and Wi-Fi chips to pinpoint where you are, it matches you with people nearby.
e Harmony was founded in 2000 by Dr Neil Clark Warren, a clinical psychologist and marriage counsellor who, after spending over 35 years trying to stop people from getting divorced, realised that the best way to build long-lasting relationships was to make sure people were compatible to begin with.
His researchers came to the conclusion that a person’s key character traits and values are the factors that best predict future relationship success.
Using this information, they created a personality test that was taken by thousands of married couples, who also completed a test to measure their relationship satisfaction.
These algorithms take personal information, such as your interests, and push the data through a computer to calculate a couple’s degree of compatibility (or lack of).
Services like Gene Partner offer DNA tests to check for genetic compatibility, while Ok Cupid’s matching algorithm is powered by a user-generated personality test.