Report: Online dating site to analyze user DNA to find compatible partner
A new online dating site will use unlikely information to find compatible couples--DNA.
SingldOut.com, co-founded by Elle France, partnered with Instant Chemistry to test DNA for biological compatibility. Users will receive an Instant Chemistry DNA kit in the mail, spit into a tube, then mail it back to be analyzed. Members will also take a psychological assessment. After all results are analyzed, they will be posted to the user's online profile.
The company is specifically looking for two things: serotonin genes and immune system genes.
Co-founder of Instant Chemistry Ron Gonzalez said in a USA Today article there is a correlation between people in long-term relationships having different versions of the serotonin genes and different immune systems.
Gonzalez also said in the article the DNA tests are not deterministic and will not guarantee compatibility.
The service will cost $199 for three months, $249 for six months or $299 for 12 months.