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DNA Dating: Why I got my relationship compatibility tested for Valentine’s Day.

This articlce was originally posted by Jelena Djurkic on MaRS news blog here.

The wedding is still on.

Last year, I got engaged to my boyfriend of seven years. Last week, I took a DNA test to see just how genetically compatible we are.

Toronto biotech startup Instant Chemistry offers genetic testing that can help determine relationship compatibility with a potential partner. Originally designed to help singles narrow down prospective matches, the company has also found success with young couples looking to test their genetic fit.

With more people turning to their laptops and apps to find love—25% of Canadians have tried online dating—codifying attraction at a glance based on gender, location, sexual preference, religion and so on is becoming the norm. So why not add genetics into the mix?

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I decided to give Instant Chemistry a try with my fiancé. What did our results reveal?

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