ABOUT US

DNA Romance is an online dating site that forecasts romantic chemistry between people using DNA markers that play a role in human attraction. In addition, we estimate personality compatbility using psychology and allow you to evaluate physical attraction based on your matches' photographs and biographical details.

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Our Mission

We are deciphering the essential elements behind the "scent of love" and the ideal personality combinations of succesful loving relationships. We are pioneers in understanding how DNA plays a role in human attraction and loving relationships. Our mission is to enrich people's lives by helping them make genuine connections that lead to lasting love. We aim to improve the accuracy of our romantic predictions with each new member.

A Multilingual Service

We care about our customers and understand that when dating, it is important to be comfortable while talking. Because of that, we offer plenty of options to use the app in your mother tongue!

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DNA Romance Users: Top 10 countries

• United States
• United Kingdom
• Canada
• France
• Brazil
• Australia
• Sweden
• Netherlands
• Germany
• Spain


DNA Romance Users: Top 24 cities

• New York
• London
• Los Angeles
• Vancouver
• Paris
• Toronto
• Sydney
• Houston
• San Francisco
• Chicago
• Dallas
• Lansing
• Stockholm
• São Paulo
• Philadelphia
• Melbourne
• San Diego
• Atlanta
• Denver
• Austin
• Boston
• Miami
• Portland
• Montréal


Frequently Asked Questions

We care about your privacy and have several measures in place to keep your personal data secure. You can help yourself by blocking any profiles you don't like, all users have free unlimited blocking.
If you identify a suspicious user, please use the "report" button and we will flag the account for further investigation. Scammers, troublemakers and those violating our terms and conditions will have their email and IP address banned from using DNA Romance for life.

We've been asked by customers to include race but the definition of race is ambiguous. To allow people from minorities to find each other, we have provided options for matchmaking based on similar geographical location and shared religion or life philosophy.
We certainly agree with the words of Jane Elliott: "There Is Only One Race. The Human Race". So DNA Romance doesn’t use race to describe the many different phenotypes of humans resulting from differences in population ancestry.
While we do appreciate a person's preference for different colours, we are still considering how to thoughtfully accommodate our customers' preferences. Please send us an email if you have any helpful suggestions on this topic.

We accept your autosomal DNA data from several 3rd party DNA testing companies, please login to your account with the company who did your DNA testing (either ere are instructions to login and download your data from either: 23andMe, or Ancestry DNA, or Family Tree DNA, or We Gene, or Genera, or My Heritage, or Dante Labs, or Genes For Good, or Vitagene, or Living DNA. and request to download your raw autosomal DNA data. Once your raw DNA data is downloaded, save it to a secure location and then use this file to complete your DNA Romance profile.

Yes, evidence from several studies show that the same rules of attraction also apply for relationships between people in the LGBTQ community.

To assist with our guidance on relationship compatibility, we have developed a scale that uses the 16 personality types from the Myers Briggs test, and provides maximum weight to compatible personality types, and less weight to personality types that tend to clash.

Research shows that the rare sensation of chemistry is felt by people who are genetically compatible. Our bodies are naturally programmed to feel receptive and welcoming to people who are genetically compatible. You can read more about how the genes for love influence our feelings of 'romantic chemistry', as well as influence other aspects of our relationships.

Yes, you can purchase your personal DNA testing kit from DNA Romance right here.

Yes, we accept DNA data transfers from many of the direct to consumer DNA testing companies. Here are instructions to login and download your raw DNA data from23andMe, or Ancestry DNA, or Family Tree DNA , or We Gene, or My Heritage, or Dante Labs, or Genes For Good , or Vitagene, or Living DNA.

Each of us has a unique combination of several hundred genes, corresponding to our immune responses, which protect us from some diseases and not others. Everyone is different and no one person is resistant to every disease known to humanity.


Our sense of smell (olfactory system) is so highly evolved that we will find someone’s smell to be pleasant if they are resistant to diseases that we aren’t. Our sense of smell is wired to our brain and detects potential relationship partners who are resistant to different diseases. This is important, because when one partner is sick, then the other might remain healthy. Furthermore, children will inherit a more diverse set of genes from their parents (protecting them from more diseases than either parent alone).


The relationship between immune system genes and attraction (mate-pairing) is not exclusive to humans, major histocompatibility complex (MHC) dependent mate selection has been described in many vertebrates including fish, birds, and primates. Please refer to our blog and reference list for dozens of research papers describing this phenomenon.

Stigmatization and discrimination are important concerns when using new technologies and we respect individuals and their personal choices, regardless of their genetic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds. We oblige global policies such as The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which was passed to bar the misuse of genetic information in the United States .

Don't take it to heart, it's likely they haven't checked their email or logged onto the site recently. If you don't want to interact with or see their profile again, hit the block "delete" button, or move them to your "maybe" list to see and communicate with later .

You will always remain the owner of the personal data you provide, and we will never sell your DNA data to other companies! Your raw DNA data file is encrypted and stored in a secure location so that updates can be applied to your profile. You can delete your profile and raw DNA file at any time in the settings section of your DNA Romance account dashboard .

We care about your privacy and have several measures in place to keep your personal data secure. We follow HIPAA privacy guidelines when handling your data and we don't sell DNA data to 3rd parties! We encrypt all data that is stored, and the names contain a unique hashed path and other obfuscating elements. Access to the data is limited to key development personnel who have 2-factor authentication restricted access.

You can cancel your subscription in the settings section of your DNA Romance account dashboard.
We respect your right to be forgotten, and you can delete your profile and raw DNA file in the settings section of your DNA Romance account dashboard.

Olfactory is another word for your sense of smell, and what's interesting is that you can actually smell other people's scent profiles which correspond to different immune receptor proteins. If their natural body odor smells good, then you have different MHC genes and will be attracted to that person for a relationship or friendship. If they smell awful, then they are likely to have similar MHC genes to you and there is probably no sexual “chemistry” between you two.

DNA can be collected in many ways but DNA Romance use the "Cheek Swab" method. Our DNA Collection kit is simple to use, just swab the inside of both cheeks and return your sample to the laboratory by mail! No blood, no pain, no sweat!

If you already have raw DNA testing data from 23andMe or another DNA testing company, simply upload your raw autosomal DNA to you profile and your matches should appear within ~2 minutes. If you don't receive your matches within an hour, please check your file is correct, and if the problem persists, please email tim@dnaromance.com

The DNA testing takes 3-4 weeks to complete based on the time your samples arrive in the lab. You can order your personal DNA testing kit now.

Your genetic data is encrypted once you upload it to DNA Romance, and then, the relevant DNA markers will be incorporated into our matchmaking algorithm. Within ~2 min, you should see your DNA Romance matches.

Our DNA romance score reflects your potential for chemical attraction with another person, but this is not everything in a relationship. We do our best to provide additional matchmaking information by including a personality compatibility score, and showing a picture, but every person is an individual with different experiences. Like any online dating site, DNA Romance provide a short-list of matches with whom you can communicate and see if there is a meaningful connection. No dating site can replace the need for a first date, to look each other in the eyes, talk, smell each other and mutually see if there is a meaningful connection.

There are many options for a first date, depending on your surrounding location. A date usually involves a meal or drink. The classic first date is a chat over coffee or tea, but alternatively, you could ask them out for lunch or dinner. During the pandemic, we encourage you to make a video call to get things started. Some first and many second dates onwards involve an activity like ten pin bowling, or going to a sports game. After a good first date, you should follow-up and suggest a second date.
As for the dress code, we recommend that you gauge this based on your proposed location and activity. In most instances, smart casual is a safe bet .



Press Mentions

Forbes

How Advances In Technology And Science Could Impact The Dating And Matchmaking Industry

2021/08/04

DNA Romance is a dating app that matches partners based on the information hidden in their DNA to forecast romantic chemistry.

BBC

How our DNA influences decisions about love

2021/05/25

Far from a futuristic invention of the writers room, DNA matchmaking is already at play in the real world.

Inverse

FUTURE LOVE: CAN LOVE BE GENETIC? SCIENCE EXPLAINS WHAT NETFLIX GETS WRONG?

2021/05/13

DNA Romance examines the four bases of DNA (As, Ts, Gs, and Cs) in 100 locations on chromosome six. But you’re not looking for direct mirror images. After all, as the saying goes, opposites attract.

Hacker Noon

AI Is Changing The Future Of Online Dating

2021/04/18

Some dating AI applications go even further and attempt to predict the chemistry between two people based on their DNA profiles!

BBC

Love and Science: Can gene matching help you find a life partner?

2021/04/06

the idea of using DNA to match singles with prospective partners sits at the heart of Netflix TV series The One and AMC's Soulmates. But far from a futuristic invention of the writers room, DNA matchmaking is already at play in the real world.

Dating News

DNA Romance: How a Dating App Uses Genetic Markers to Identify Romantic Chemistry

2021/3/31

DNA Romance has distinguished itself from other online dating apps by investigating romantic chemistry on a genetic level.

PIX11 MORNING NEWS

DNA Romance: Is finding love in your DNA?

2021/3/25

The new Netflix show “The One” is catching a lot of buzz for the way it portrays the idea that you can find your perfect match based on your DNA.

Movie Maker

Netflix’s The One: Is DNA-Based Dating a Real Thing?

2021/3/16

DNA matching isn’t as simple and direct as it is in The One.

Elle Australia

Is DNA Dating Real? Netflix's 'The One' Makes A Case For Match Making À La Genetics. Match made in heaven (or a lab)?

2021/3/16

IS DNA-BASED DATING REAL? Basically, yes, DNA-based dating does exist

Entertainment Daily

The One on Netflix: Can we really be matched by DNA? Could The One really happen?

2021/3/14

Most physical traits are determined by our DNA… DNA can influence our relationships with other people.

Purple Revolver

Netflix's series The One: Could DNA dating become a reality?

2021/3/26

It may come as a shock to hear that there has actually been a few apps over time which have tried to match partners through DNA and genetics.

Griffith University

Conversation Tim Sexton CEO of DNA Romance

2021/2/9

The secret of attraction is in our genes. Here to tell about it is Dr Tim Sexton, a pioneer in this new and rapidly developing field.

DatingAdvice.com

The DNA Romance Dating Platform

2020/6/26

That’s the premise behind DNA Romance, a research-focused dating site that forecasts how much “chemistry” is shared between matches using information hidden in their DNA.

Thrive Global

Love Is Changed Forever, Thanks To AI

2020/6/26

The application of AI in the dating app scenario goes deeper than applying to find perfect matches through compatibility quizzes. Platforms like DNA romance are using the AI-based algorithm to analyze DNA data and find the perfect matches for the users.

Global Dating Insites (GDI)

Why DNA Dating has Massive Potential

2019/3/14

Since there is a genetic basis for “Romantic Chemistry” and that is well understood, DNA matchmaking has huge potential to forecast romantic chemistry online.

The Stranger

The Geekiest Way to Find Love

2019/3/13

Growing body of evidence suggests that part of human attraction is based on just a few genes that control receptors in our immune system—and in these instances, opposites attract. DNA may be the newest romance language and the 'geekiest' way to find love".

WGN Radio720

Finding the Perfect Match Through DNA?

2019/3/11

From dating apps to online dating, dating coaches and even matchmakers. However what if your perfect match is not based on your looks or even finances but DNA.

Mashable

What will online dating be like in 2030?

2019/2/14

The gene-matching evangelists propose that certain genes connected to your immune system, known as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), govern who you're attracted to.

Geek Wire

This DNA-driven dating startup says love is in the air - and they'll help you sniff it out

2019/2/14

“We are deciphering the essential elements behind the ‘scent of love’ and the ideal personality combinations for successful relationships,” said co-founder and CEO Timothy Sexton.

ShortList

From VR to holograms: these are 2019's top dating trends

2019/1/28

But, according to eHarmony, DNA could play a part in your dating life too. They point to the 'green shoots of a DNA matching movement', with companies including DNA Romance 'measuring compatibility based on cheek swabs and body scents'.

Metro

Experts predict 2019's biggest dating trends

2019/1/25

Part of getting to know a romantic partner is about assessing if you like their DNA (when you kiss you exchange genetic information via your saliva).

Particle

Dating website matches you based on your DNA

2018/4/3

However, our ability to smell each other is often confounded by the deodorants, perfumes and colognes we wear. Now, DNA Romance is getting straight to the genetic source of chemistry.

tech.co

Unlucky in Love? Try These Weirdly Specific Dating Apps

2018/10/25

Fed up of skin-deep dating apps? Then DNA Romance might be your new favorite app. It uses your DNA or personality type to match you with people based on actual science.

The University of Melbourne

What do we need to know about online genetic testing?

2018/10/23

We found people who do these tests are searching for answers they haven’t been able to find in conventional medicine.

European Journal of Human Genetics

Australians' vies on personal genomic testing: focus group findings from the Genioz study

2018/4/30

Companies also market DNA testing for ageing, including skin ageing [2]; some even offer DNA dating tests, suggesting this could guide choice of partners.

Discovery Parks

Announcing Generator 8.0!

2019/4/10

Discovery Parks is pleased to announce the winners of the Generator Challenge 8.0 Competition: DNA Romance uses the science of genomics to revolutionize online dating by forecasting chemical attraction “chemistry” between single individuals online.

Phys.Org

Dating website matches you based on your DNA

2018/4/3

Sick and tired of looking for love? There's now a website that does it for you, using your DNA.

Nanalyze

Does DNA Dating Pass the Genetic Sniff Test?

2018/3/14

DNA Romance is the only DNA dating service with any sort of disclosed funding numbers: $600,000 raised back in 2014.

Know Techie

Find your science-backed match with DNA Romance

2017/12/11

By studying the DNA of each user, people are matched with someone who is highly compatible, thus ensuring that the matchmaking is based on more solid foundations.

The Yucatan Times

Forget algorithms: To find a match with an Online Dating, DNA matching could be taking over

2017/12/5

We found people who do these tests are searching for answers they haven’t been able to find in conventional medicine.

Nature Biotechnology

Reproducing with DNA

2017/11/9

Finding partners through DNA profiles has yet to catch on, but the commercial sector for preconception and prenatal testing is booming. Malorye Allison Branca reports.

CBC

Season 12: DNA Romance

2017/9/28

A husband and wife duo hope their chemistry with the Dragons will be enough to create a partnership.

The Star

Biometrics, real-time data poised to change dating

2017/2/15

Canadian startup DNA Romance will release a more comprehensive matchmaking service on Valentine's Day, based on biological compatibility by using the results of already-available DNA tests, such as that offered by Mountain View genetics startup 23andMe.

San Francisco Chronicle

Biometrics, real-time data poised to change dating

2017/2/13

In the future, Langston said, biological data could conceivably supplement the standard, lengthy personality questionnaire that comes with an eHarmony account.

Daily Hive

How Vancouver's dating scene transformed this summer

2016/10/6

DNA Romance is an online dating services company that matches customers based on the compatibility of their DNA, thereby providing evidence-based matchmaking that goes beyond appearance and questionnaires.

Xtra

DNA Romance is like OKCupid for your genes

2016/9/19

DNA Romance, a startup Sexton is launching this week in Vancouver with his wife, Sauder School of Business associate fellow Judith Bosire, and University of British Columbia engineering researcher Abhijit Pandhari. They imagine the service a little like a genetic OKCupid; instead of answering hundreds of questions, users simply supply DNA data, and are matched accordingly.

Documentary

With the majority of new couples meeting online, how will technology of the future help us find our “perfect match”? This episode explores how tech like AI-driven tools and DNA analysis can be used to evaluate and predict human relationships.



Morning News

PIX II morning news



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We care about your privacy and have several measures in place to keep your personal data secure. We follow HIPAA privacy guidelines when handling your data and we don't sell DNA data to 3rd parties! We encrypt all data that is stored and the names contain a unique hashed path and other obfuscating elements. Access to the data is limited to key development personnel who have 2-factor authentication restricted access. You can delete your profile including DNA data at anytime from your settings dashboard. ** Again we do not sell your personal information to 3rd parties, please see our Privacy Policy for more details. On departure please do give us feedback, especially if you found a great match :-)