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Lizzie314

Question:Using DNA compatability to find love??

I just read about this site called ScientificMatch.com, which claims it will use a saliva sample to match you to your soul mate. IS THIS FOR REAL? Has anyone tried this? Would you try this?

Asked by Lizzie314 on 10/6/08 6 Answers»
cinderella1955

Answer:

I believe this is a bad idea. No one would have wanted my parents as in-laws and due to the fact I have a combo of both. Not a chance I would get a mate. It has to be based on personalities and personal history that made you who you are not DNA.

Answered by: cinderella1955 on 1/9/09
Dairygirl09

Answer:

Huh. Sounds like it beats the bar scene (not that I would know anything about that)...then again, I'm not sure I'd want to date someone who sent in their saliva, even if I did the same. Is that a double standard? Haha...

Answered by: Dairygirl09 on 10/8/08
VictoriaB

Answer:

How funny! Sounds like a real longshot to me : ) What exactly are they matching? I can't see how someone just like me could be my soulmate... we'd probably drive each other nuts.

Answered by: VictoriaB on 10/7/08
Cwolf112

Answer:

That's gross. I don't know how I feel about sending samples of my saliva through the USPS to find my mate. Something about swapping spit...before swapping spit...takes the excitement out of finding love.

Answered by: Cwolf112 on 10/7/08
aliciak

Answer:

Wooooow. What will they come up with next?!?

Answered by: aliciak on 10/7/08
kristen

Answer:

Hmmm...this seems pretty thin. They seem to have done their homework on pheremone research, but honestly, I don't know that this would be better than other matching services. Also, you can't use it if you're on the pill (apparently women on birth control attract a different kind of man than what they'd biologically seek out.) On the plus side, they seem to do very thorough background checks. I think I'll stick with more traditional dating methods, though!

Answered by: kristen on 10/6/08
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