Forbes Living to Investigate the Effect of DNA on Love

Top Quote Forbes Living is planning, in an upcoming show, to explore what effect genetics might have on the selection of life partners. End Quote
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (1888PressRelease) May 22, 2014 - We at the Forbes Living TV show figure this was probably inevitable: scientists have confirmed what many have understood for a long time, without any scientific verification. Those in long-term relationships or marriages are highly likely to share much of their genotype. And why would we not be attracted to people with similar genetic tendencies? It's no secret that the most successful relationships involve couples who possess shared values, attitudes, temperaments and interests. While these things are not firmly determined by DNA, the tendency toward them must certainly be accountable from various predispositions that are genetic in origin. Call them DNA-mates, if you will.

    Forbes Living is tracking a study of almost 10,000 individuals that included 825 spousal pairs. The researchers looked at 1.7 million single nucleotide components within each participant. What they found was that there was a tendency for married couples to share genetic factors, which would govern traits like intelligence, temperament and attitudes. While nothing can guarantee longevity in relationships and many factors play a role in day-to-day life together, this finding would serve to explain why some people are subliminally attracted to each other in the first place. A genetically motivated feeling, taste, attitude or preference would certainly play a decisive role in a person joining a certain club or pursuing a particular form of entertainment. That would bring our star-crossed lovers together in the same venue, for a start.

    While Forbes Living certainly acknowledges that sometimes people of drastically different or even completely opposing likes and desires can find each other and forge a life together, the genetic angle can certainly be responsible for a significant number of unions. In the same sense as a dating website where participants generate their "wish list" of traits and preferences which often turns out to be a list of rigid must-haves people of similar genetic makeup will be more likely to meet and then give each other the benefit of the doubt as they explore what makes each other tick. As for the rest of it, there's still some mystery to attraction and love; enough to satisfy the most hopeless romantic.

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