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DNA Matchmaking: Move Over, Cupid.

DNA Matchmaking: Move Over, Cupid.

Based on a 2020 survey by dating app Plenty of Fish, 90% of US-based daters feel chemistry, not attractiveness, is the key to a lasting successful relationship. Genetic matchmaking sites that offer DNA testing to predict biological compatibility (i.e.: chemistry) couldn’t agree more.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we are taking a peek at these direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests and the science behind DNA–based dating . . .

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