The Instant Chemistry relationship kit utilizes scientific research conducted in labs and makes it accessible to the general public. The test uses both genetic and psychological assessments to give couples a deeper understanding of what makes their relationship tick and areas of strength and weakness in their relationship. Once all the testing is complete, couples receive a PDF copy of their Love Manual. This is a personalized report discussing both their individual results and their couple results. Tips and suggestions are also provided for areas that could lead to conflict in a relationship. Testing takes approximately 4-6 weeks once the sample arrives back at our lab, although turnaround times vary.
In more detail:
The test has three broad areas of compatibility; biological compatibility, neurocompatibility and psychological compatibility. It is a combination of results for these areas which gives an overall compatibility score.
The biological compatibility section is based on research that was completed back in 1995 and has been replicated around the world by academic labs. The original experiment is affectionately known as “The Sweaty T-Shirt Study”. In this study women were asked to smell T-shirts worn by men for multiple days without deodorant or colognes. The women had never met the men, but consistently ranked men with very different “HLA” genes from their own as more attractive, based on smell alone. Since then, research has shown up to 40% of physical attraction is through our genes.
There has also been research into other genes which affect personality. In the neurocompatibility section, couples are tested for these genes. The results go through how the different genes variants can interplay to create dynamics in relationships. Each different combination is given a score based on how complimentary the couples variants are, or if the variants can lead to tension between couples.
The third component is a psychological assessment. The assessment also looks at areas of personality which could lead to conflict in relationships and areas which are strengths for the couple.
For more information please visit our Relationship Compatibility page