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DNA Romance uses information hidden in your DNA to forecast "romantic chemistry" between people online. We are the first platform to matchmake people based on all three elements of human attraction: appearance, personality & "chemistry". DNA Romance deciphers the essential factors behind the "scent of love" and the ideal personality combinations for successful romantic relationships. We are pioneers in understanding how DNA plays a role in human attraction and relationships. Our mission is to enrich people's lives by helping them make genuine connections that lead to lasting love. We aim to improve the accuracy of our romantic predictions with each new member.

Key Features Of DNA Romance

• DRom 1.0 predicts "romantic chemistry" online before you meet in person using DNA information
• Two options for DNA testing: 1) Order a DNA collection kit from DNA Romance, or 2) upload a DNA file from 23andMe or Ancestry DNA
• Forecast personality compatibility using our algorithm that considers psychology/personality types
• Profile verification score based on DNA, credit card verification, and profile completeness
• DRom 2.0 will save time by helping to autocomplete online dating profiles showing the user genetic predictions of phenotypic traits like genetic height, eye color, and pet allergies
• Option to share DRom 2.0 results on your dating profile, helping to ensure people really are, who they say they are

Date App Launched: September 21st, 2017
HQ: Vancouver, BC
Team Size: 6
Fundraising Status: Seed Round Open
Press Contact: Dr. Timothy Sexton, tim@dnaromance.com

Product Notes

Product Note: DRom 1.0 Predicts "Chemistry" Online Using DNA


Product Note: Personality Compatibility Alignment (PCA)


Product Note: Profile Verification


Product Note: Common Interests Alignment (CIA)


Product Note: DRom 2.0 Will Predict Phenotype Using DNA



Press Releases

February 5th, 2021
dnaPower and DNA Romance: Helping You Find Health and Romance During COVID


November 17th, 2020
Online dating during a lockdown: DNA Romance takes an opposites-attract approach to genetic matchmaking


February 9th, 2020
Looking for the Ultimate Healthy Romance? dnaPower Inc and DNA Romance have created the world’s first DNA partnership to bring you healthy diet information and romance based on your unique DNA


February 12th, 2019
Find Your Valentine Using DNA Matchmaking? DNA Romance Forecast "Romantic Chemistry" Online

Press Mentions

Forbes

How Advances In Technology And Science Could Impact The Dating And Matchmaking Industry

2021/08/04

DNA Romance is a dating app that matches partners based on the information hidden in their DNA to forecast romantic chemistry.

Adotas

DNA Exotic endeavors: How a Relationship App Calls for advantage of Genetic Indicators to Identify Passionate Chemistry

2021/06/10

DNA Romance has incorporated a lot more traditional international dating features, which include personality matchmaking and photographs to make sure on the internet daters have all the facts they need.

BBC

How our DNA influences decisions about love

2021/05/25

Far from a futuristic invention of the writers room, DNA matchmaking is already at play in the real world.

Inverse

FUTURE LOVE: CAN LOVE BE GENETIC? SCIENCE EXPLAINS WHAT NETFLIX GETS WRONG?

2021/05/13

DNA Romance examines the four bases of DNA (As, Ts, Gs, and Cs) in 100 locations on chromosome six. But you’re not looking for direct mirror images. After all, as the saying goes, opposites attract.

Hacker Noon

AI Is Changing The Future Of Online Dating

2021/04/18

Some dating AI applications go even further and attempt to predict the chemistry between two people based on their DNA profiles!

BBC

Love and Science: Can gene matching help you find a life partner?

2021/04/06

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.

Dating News

DNA Romance: How a Dating App Uses Genetic Markers to Identify Romantic Chemistry

2021/3/31

DNA Romance has distinguished itself from other online dating apps by investigating romantic chemistry on a genetic level.

PIX11 MORNING NEWS

DNA Romance: Is finding love in your DNA?

2021/3/25

The new Netflix show “The One” is catching a lot of buzz for the way it portrays the idea that you can find your perfect match based on your DNA.

Movie Maker

Netflix’s The One: Is DNA-Based Dating a Real Thing?

2021/3/16

DNA matching isn’t as simple and direct as it is in The One.

Elle Australia

Is DNA Dating Real? Netflix's 'The One' Makes A Case For Match Making À La Genetics. Match made in heaven (or a lab)?

2021/3/16

IS DNA-BASED DATING REAL? Basically, yes, DNA-based dating does exist

Entertainment Daily

The One on Netflix: Can we really be matched by DNA? Could The One really happen?

2021/3/14

Most physical traits are determined by our DNA… DNA can influence our relationships with other people.

Purple Revolver

Netflix's series The One: Could DNA dating become a reality?

2021/3/26

It may come as a shock to hear that there has actually been a few apps over time which have tried to match partners through DNA and genetics.

Griffith University

Conversation Tim Sexton CEO of DNA Romance

2021/2/9

The secret of attraction is in our genes. Here to tell about it is Dr Tim Sexton, a pioneer in this new and rapidly developing field.

DatingAdvice.com

The DNA Romance Dating Platform

2020/6/26

That’s the premise behind DNA Romance, a research-focused dating site that forecasts how much “chemistry” is shared between matches using information hidden in their DNA.

Thrive Global

Love Is Changed Forever, Thanks To AI

2020/6/26

The application of AI in the dating app scenario goes deeper than applying to find perfect matches through compatibility quizzes. Platforms like DNA romance are using the AI-based algorithm to analyze DNA data and find the perfect matches for the users.

Global Dating Insites (GDI)

Why DNA Dating has Massive Potential

2019/3/14

Since there is a genetic basis for “Romantic Chemistry” and that is well understood, DNA matchmaking has huge potential to forecast romantic chemistry online.

The Stranger

The Geekiest Way to Find Love

2019/3/13

Growing body of evidence suggests that part of human attraction is based on just a few genes that control receptors in our immune system—and in these instances, opposites attract. DNA may be the newest romance language and the "geekiest way to find love".

WGN Radio720

Finding the Perfect Match Through DNA?

2019/3/11

From dating apps to online dating, dating coaches and even matchmakers. However what if your perfect match is not based on your looks or even finances but DNA.

Mashable

What will online dating be like in 2030?

2019/2/14

The gene-matching evangelists propose that certain genes connected to your immune system, known as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), govern who you're attracted to.

Geek Wire

This DNA-driven dating startup says love is in the air - and they'll help you sniff it out

2019/2/14

“We are deciphering the essential elements behind the ‘scent of love’ and the ideal personality combinations for successful relationships,” said co-founder and CEO Timothy Sexton.

ShortList

From VR to holograms: these are 2019's top dating trends

2019/1/28

But, according to eHarmony, DNA could play a part in your dating life too. They point to the “green shoots of a DNA matching movement”, with companies including DNA Romance “measuring compatibility based on cheek swabs and body scents”.

Metro

Experts predict 2019's biggest dating trends

2019/1/25

Part of getting to know a romantic partner is about assessing if you like their DNA (when you kiss you exchange genetic information via your saliva).

Particle

Dating website matches you based on your DNA

2018/4/3

However, our ability to smell each other is often confounded by the deodorants, perfumes and colognes we wear. Now, DNA Romance is getting straight to the genetic source of chemistry.

tech.co

Unlucky in Love? Try These Weirdly Specific Dating Apps

2018/10/25

Fed up of skin-deep dating apps? Then DNA Romance might be your new favorite app. It uses your DNA or personality type to match you with people based on actual science.

The University of Melbourne

What do we need to know about online genetic testing?

2018/10/23

We found people who do these tests are searching for answers they haven’t been able to find in conventional medicine.

European Journal of Human Genetics

Australians' vies on personal genomic testing: focus group findings from the Genioz study

2018/4/30

Companies also market DNA testing for ageing, including skin ageing [2]; some even offer DNA dating tests, suggesting this could guide choice of partners.

Discovery Parks

Announcing Generator 8.0!

2019/4/10

Discovery Parks is pleased to announce the winners of the Generator Challenge 8.0 Competition: DNA Romance uses the science of genomics to revolutionize online dating by forecasting chemical attraction “chemistry” between single individuals online.

Phys.Org

Dating website matches you based on your DNA

2018/4/3

Sick and tired of looking for love? There's now a website that does it for you, using your DNA.

Nanalyze

Does DNA Dating Pass the Genetic Sniff Test?

2018/3/14

DNA Romance is the only DNA dating service with any sort of disclosed funding numbers: $600,000 raised back in 2014.

Know Techie

Find your science-backed match with DNA Romance

2017/12/11

By studying the DNA of each user, people are matched with someone who is highly compatible, thus ensuring that the matchmaking is based on more solid foundations.

The Yucatan Times

Forget algorithms: To find a match with an Online Dating, DNA matching could be taking over

2017/12/5

We found people who do these tests are searching for answers they haven’t been able to find in conventional medicine.

Nature Biotechnology

Reproducing with DNA

2017/11/9

Finding partners through DNA profiles has yet to catch on, but the commercial sector for preconception and prenatal testing is booming. Malorye Allison Branca reports.

CBC

Season 12: DNA Romance

2017/9/28

A husband and wife duo hope their chemistry with the Dragons will be enough to create a partnership.

The Star

Biometrics, real-time data poised to change dating

2017/2/15

Canadian startup DNA Romance will release a more comprehensive matchmaking service on Valentine's Day, based on biological compatibility by using the results of already-available DNA tests, such as that offered by Mountain View genetics startup 23andMe.

San Francisco Chronicle

Biometrics, real-time data poised to change dating

2017/2/13

In the future, Langston said, biological data could conceivably supplement the standard, lengthy personality questionnaire that comes with an eHarmony account.

Daily Hive

How Vancouver's dating scene transformed this summer

2016/10/6

DNA Romance is an online dating services company that matches customers based on the compatibility of their DNA, thereby providing evidence-based matchmaking that goes beyond appearance and questionnaires.

Xtra

DNA Romance is like OKCupid for your genes

2016/9/19

DNA Romance, a startup Sexton is launching this week in Vancouver with his wife, Sauder School of Business associate fellow Judith Bosire, and University of British Columbia engineering researcher Abhijit Pandhari. They imagine the service a little like a genetic OKCupid; instead of answering hundreds of questions, users simply supply DNA data, and are matched accordingly.

Morning News

PIX II morning news



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Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

DNA Romance got started with the help of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo way back in Nov 2016, see our early crowdfunding video here:

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