Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right?
It’s apparently a legit dating site – genepartner.com – that analyzes a couples’ DNA compatibility. Swab your suitor’s cheek, send it to a lab (with $99), and you, too, can find out if you are a match made in genetic heaven.
The theory is based on the Sweaty T-Shirt Expermient by Swiss biologist Claus Wedekind. He asked male volunteers to wear t-shirts for two days, sans deodorant. A group of ladies then sniffed the smelly shirts and ranked them by sexiness. Come to find out, women lust for men whose immune-system genes are different from their own. (It was suggested that we gravitate toward people of the opposite sex with varying immune-system genes because it can make our future kids’ immune systems stronger.)
Jonathan and I don’t need DNA proof to certify our sparks. But it’s nice to know that we could confirm our genetic match-up if necessary.