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.
In a crowded field of online dating sites, Singld claims to be the first offering matches based on your DNA."There is a science behind attraction," said Elle France, co-founder of Singld Out.com, in an interview with USA TODAY Network.
How it works: You get an Instant Chemistry DNA kit in the mail when you sign up for a Singld Out membership. You spit in the tube, mail it to Instant Chemistry and get results in about a week, which are posted on your online dating profile.
Membership prices are $199 for three months, $249 for six months or $299 for 12 months. The company is testing two "markers" — the serotonin uptake transporter, involved in how people react to positive and negative emotions, and genes influencing your immune system.
Research shows there is a strong correlation between people in long-term relationships having different versions of the serotonin genes and different immune systems, said Ron Gonzalez, co-founder of Instant Chemistry."With online dating, you have socioeconomic factors people try to match on — religion, how much you make.
This is another layer on top of that so you can better find matches," Gonzalez said.
But the science of using genes to predict long-term compatibility is only in its infancy, said Mike Dougherty, director of education for the American Society of Human Genetics."If this is a marathon, we're still inside the first mile," he said.
When it comes to determining the success of relationships, there are so many other genes and environmental factors that come into play, Dougherty said.
For example, the research on couples and immune systems does not tell us how big of a factor this actually plays in mate selection.
It was only a matter of time before someone launched a dating site that looks for potential matches based on DNA compatibility.
That time is apparently today with the launch of Gene Partner (ok, it’s not the first, but it’s the cheapest).