Science dating service
“The butterflies in the stomach and adrenaline in the blood will all still be there – it’ll just be there sooner.” Street Spark is a smartphone app that helps you meet potential partners based on location.
Using GPS and Wi-Fi chips to pinpoint where you are, it matches you with people nearby.
MHC genes were made famous in 1995 by Swiss scientist Claus Wederkind’s ‘sweaty T-shirt experiment’, in which women had to smell T-shirts worn by men and rate the owner’s attractiveness on the chemical odour alone.
Wederkind showed that women subconsciously selected potential mates based on whether their genes would produce future children with stronger immune systems.
“This is not really love, it’s sex.” For , Gene Partner will test your DNA, sequencing key genes and examining those in your major histocompatibility complex (MHC).
Instead, members take a personality test upon signing up with the service, and their answers are entered into a matching algorithm to calculate compatibility with potential partners.