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DNA Dating: The Future of Matchmaking?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: May 13th 2010

dna loveThe video begins by saying "Online dating is an estimated $1 Billion industry and now hard science is helping to make it easier to find true love." A company named Gene Partner claims to use DNA now to help you find your "dream date." Well, we've arrived, or have we? You can now get your DNA tested for $99 US to get a demo report that matches your compatibility with another person and find a "love connection."

In the video, there is a sample couple who tries this out. The results of their DNA test say they are 90% compatible with high attraction, interest and a good probability of a successful pregnancy.

The couple says from the date alone, they realized they were compatible. They also noted that from the results alone, they were more motivated to give the relationship a greater effort.

This is certainly interesting. While there have been many matches found from online dating, I have also met many people who say that they realize early in the date that it's not a match and feel that the rest of the date is an exercise in pleasantry.

I wonder if they were DNA matched if they might question their judgment that it's not a match and give it a greater try to see what lies underneath the initial date.

Here's the video for you to watch, you be the judge. 

We can take this with a large grain of salt at this point, but it is certainly interesting and I believe this will likely have its hay day and we'll see how people react to it.

As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the upcoming book The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations.

Check out Dr. Goldstein's acclaimed CD's on Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and RelapsePrevention, and Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work. -- "They are so relevant, I have marked them as one of my favorites on a handout I give to all new clients" ~ Psychiatrist.

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O Brave New World .. - JR - May 13th 2010

... that hath such people in it ..."

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