The dubious science of online dating

Posted by / 19-Oct-2020 13:43

As the only person in the Particle team who lacks a significant other, it was natural that I be the one to test it.

It's an interesting hypothesis but not really a new one.A seemingly unlimited supply of swipes and likes has resulted not in effortless pairings, but in chronic dating-app fatigue.Nor does online dating seem to be shortening the time we spend looking for mates; Tinder reports that its users spend up to 90 minutes swiping per day.But what if there was a way to analyze your DNA and match you to your ideal genetic partner—allowing you to cut the line of endless left-swipes and awkward first dates?That’s the promise of Pheramor, a Houston-based startup founded by three scientists that aims to disrupt dating by using your biology.

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