The Romantic Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day) has a beautiful story behind

DNA sequence and online dating

The Qixi Festival 七夕节, also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day, is one of China's most important traditional festivals and is now celebrated by multiple Asian countries.

Comparison of raw DNA testing data including 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, My Heritage, Family Tree DNA, Ancestry DNA, Genes For Good, We Gene and Geneara

DNA sequence and online dating

Since few DNA testing companies offer exactly the same DNA test, making a comparison between tests can be confusing, here we outline the number of DNA markers provided by some of the notable DNA testing companies including 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, GPS Origins, My Heritage and Genes For Good.

The Love Story of Melissa & Mez: DNA is Scientific & Romantic

Different countries' flags in the shape of hearts.
Alison M Jones photography

News Journalist Rebecca Thorn from BBC said "the idea of using DNA to match singles with prospective partners sits at the heart of Netflix TV series The One and AMC's Soulmates. But far from a futuristic invention of the writers room, DNA matchmaking is already at play in the real world."

Response to "The One" on Netflix: The recipe for romance is written in your DNA

Different countries' flags in the shape of hearts.

The hit Netflix series "The One" highlights the concept of using genetic information to find your ideal romantic partner. When John Marrs first published "The One" in 2018, it quickly rose to be the best-selling science Fiction Book of the year, and now in 2021, it's a successful Netflix series. While we don't recall speaking to John Marrs about DNA Romance but his team did a great job portraying many of the elements behind human attraction. In reality, DNA Dating isn't science fiction, and there isn't just one good match per person. Learn how Genetic Dating works!

7 Countries that Celebrate Valentine’s Day Differently

Different countries' flags in the shape of hearts.

In Japan Valentine’s day is not only a day for couples. On February 14th, Girls in Japan give out chocolates to their friends, significant others, and coworkers. Giri-choco (“obligation chocolate”) is cheaper and is given to friends, whereas honmei-choco (“true feeling chocolate”) is usually homemade and is meant for one’s significant other or crush.

Ten Ways Scent, Sense and DNA Influence Our Relationships

DNA for online dating

There are 3.2 billion bases in your genome that code for a lot more than meets the eye, especially when those bases of DNA code interact with each other, as well as with other people. Our DNA is the blueprint for our sense of Smell which is a highly evolved sense common to all vertebrates, including Humans who can not only detect, but also assess, and respond to (chemical) olfactory cues from an individual's unique scent, which can evoke behavioural and sexual responses. Here are ten ways scent, our sense of smell and the human genome interacts to influence our relationships....

The Genes For Love

The genes for love, DNA dating

The genes for romance are essential for our survival, they influence our partner choice to promote diversity in the human population.

Matchmaking for the INTP personality type

Online Dating, good matches for the INTP personality type

INTPs are analytical, individualists who seek novel ways of looking at things. While there are 16 MBTI/Jung personality types, not all are compatible, here are four highly compatible personality types for the INTP, as well as one personality type, they will find challenging.

11 Analysis For Your Raw DNA Data

UCSC human chromosome colours

Already have a DNA test from 23andMe, My Heritage, Family Tree DNA or Ancestry DNA? Did you know that you can download your raw autosomal DNA data and perform other kinds of analysis? Here are 11 websites that will provide you with additional information based on your DNA personal file.

Matchmaking for the INTJ personality type

Online Dating, good matches for the INTJ personality type

INTJ personality types occur in just 2.1% of the population, and while there are 16 MBTI/Jung personality types and not all personality types are compatible. Here are four highly compatible personality types for the INTJ, as well as one personality type they will find challenging.

Analyzing Your Raw DNA Data At Home

DNA alignment written in paper

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Would you like to explore your DNA? Did you know that most direct-to-consumer DNA testing companies will allow you to download your raw DNA data, you own your DNA data, and you can complete a number of different DNA analysis from the comfort and privacy of your home

We care about your privacy and have several measures in place to keep your personal data secure. We follow HIPAA privacy guidelines when handling your data and we don't sell DNA data to 3rd parties! We encrypt all data that is stored and the names contain a unique hashed path and other obfuscating elements. Access to the data is limited to key development personnel who have 2-factor authentication restricted access. You can delete your profile including DNA data at anytime from your settings dashboard. ** Again we do not sell your personal information to 3rd parties, please see our Privacy Policy for more details. On departure please do give us feedback, especially if you found a great match :-)