Some people would say science is too clinical to use with abstract concepts like love and compatibility, but there’s no denying the powerful connection between the two. Latest advances in science have shown that DNA can be used to determine relationship compatibility, giving insights into a couple’s strengths, weaknesses, levels of attraction, and overall long-term relationship success.
On the latest episode of the Dating and Relationship Show, I was joined by show regular Dr. Claudia Machiella, and together we explored the science behind how DNA can influence relationships with the help of two special guests: Dr. Sara Seabrooke, founder of Instant Chemistry, an innovative company that uses a unique compatibility kit to help thousands of couples work on their relationship and feel more united as a couple, and Linas, founder of DNAMatch.love, an online dating platform that uses Instant Chemistry’s exclusive technology to create matches.
Let’s first dive into Instant Chemistry’s method for assessing a couple’s compatibility. They send you a kit and you and your partner have to send a saliva sample and complete a personality test. With that, they assess three measures of compatibility: biocompatibility, neurocompatibility and psychological compatibility. Cross-comparing with your partner, they’re able to create a customized guide on how you and your partner can best nourish your relationship to create lasting love.
In a nutshell, here is a brief explanation of each measure of compatibility:
Biocompatibility: This refers to genetic compatibility between a couple. This can be determined by looking at the couple’s immune system genes – research shows that the children of parents with differing immune systems are more likely to successfully defend themselves against a greater variety of infections. Attraction being rooted in procreation is not a new idea – research also showed that these couples enjoy better sex lives, increased fertility rates and overall find each other more attractive.
Neurocompatibility: brain chemistry, emotional response and behavior – all of these encompass neurocompatibility. Various hormones can influence your wellbeing and emotions, and how they interact with your partner’s. Some hormones Instant chemistry’s compatibility kit measures include the oxytocin receptor, the dopamine receptor and COMT.
Psychological Compatibility: Naturally, personality can have a huge impact on the success of a relationship. Is your partner social in the way that you may be? Do you share the same need for intimacy? Is one of you more dominant? These are important qualities to understand about one another when it comes to making a relationship work.
You may be wondering…why is learning all of this necessary?
Learning about the way you and your partner may be differ can be a major advantage for your relationship. If you learn that you’re more dominant than your partner, your partner will know to compromise more in certain decision-making situations. Or if your partner is less social than you, you can learn to be more understanding of their need to stay in certain nights and just chill. These profiles allow you to see where you can strengthen your relationship – it allows you to more fully understand your partner.
To learn more about how this exciting technology works and how it’s applied in DNAMatch.love, a truly innovative dating platform, check out the latest episode of The Dating and Relationship Show. This could change the dating landscape for good.