SingldOut

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SingldOut
Founded California, July 2014
Founders Elle France, Jana Bayad
Website singldout.com

SingldOut is an online dating platform that uses genetic testing to identify potential relationship matches.[1] The company markets its intention to bridge the gap between digital networking and biological compatibility.[2][3][4] The service uses the professional networking site LinkedIn as well as DNA testing company Instant Chemistry in order to match its members.[1][5] Jana Bayad launched the site in July 2014.[1][6][7][8]

Methodology[edit]

Upon registering with SingldOut, members would be sent a DNA test kit.[1][9] To assess the biological compatibility of its members, SingldOut would examines immune system genes, which play a role in attraction, as well as serotonin transporter genes, which play a role in determining how someone might react in certain situations.[1][2] Results from the DNA test would then be posted on the user’s profile and can be compared with the results of other users.[10][11]

The company credits genetic testing with the ability to “identify up to 40 percent of the chemistry of attraction between two people.”[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "This Online Dating Site Thinks It Can Match You Based On Your DNA". Business Insider. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Using DNA to find a perfect mate? New dating site uses DNA tests to gauge 'biological compatibility'". Daily Mail. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "SingldOut New Dating Site Uses DNA and LinkedIn SINGLDOUT". Maine Today. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Instant chemistry? Toronto company claims long-term compatibility can be discerned from a DNA swab". National Post. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The New Science of Matchmaking: Dating Based on Your DNA". Healthline. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dating by DNA: Online singles site is all about chemistry". SFGate. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dating Site Instant Chemistry Uses DNA to Make Romantic Matches, But What About Fate?". Bustle. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Talk about chemistry! Dating site tests DNA to make matches". USA Today. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ "SingldOut.com uses your genes to find your perfect romantic match". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dating App 'Instant Chemistry' Uses DNA To Find You A Match". Design & Trend. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ "I Love Your Genes!". Slate. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 

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