Dating for the long term is a serious deal . You have to find the right person , let everything grow , and if all goes well you are a reasonably happy critter for a very long time . There are professional matchmakers , speed dating , video dating , Christian dating , gay dating , Muslim dating , and all conceivable combinations .
But now we have DNA dating .
For about a grand , ScientificMatch.com will hook you up with a prospective partner based on values and the usual , but also some peculiar system related to the DNA from your skin cells . Nerds say the HLA genes (stink genes) play a major part in attraction due to pheromones . They claim that scent is the final question on whether or not a person is your ideal .
I'm really not buying this , but even current couples have had such tests done . I get the tests for Cystic Fibrosis and Tay-Sachs that some susceptible people get when preparing to have kids . That's quite responsible .
But dating? What if the skin cells are all happy but one of the people is gay or any other combination of traits that someone might not be looking for ? And are the pheromone rules different for the various orientations?
I have to find this out .
But until then , I think that this is likely the least romantic idea to grace the dating jungle . That said , if rich people buy into this B.S. and a few Biochem majors get their education paid for it's a " no harm no foul" situation.
People of the interwebs , would you line up for a service like this?
I think it's ridiculous but I'm open to your ideas on how to navigate the romance highway.