Test tubes hold users' DNA samples, taken from cheek swabs. Courtesy of Pheramor smithsonian. And yet, dating remains as tedious and painful as ever. A seemingly unlimited supply of swipes and likes has resulted not in effortless pairings, but in chronic dating-app fatigue. Nor does online dating seem to be shortening the time we spend looking for mates; Tinder reports that its users spend up to 90 minutes swiping per day. The concept comes at a time when the personalized genetics business is booming.
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December 14, For many people, rejection and disappointment are necessary evils of dating. These feelings can be discouraging, but a new study suggests that the emotions may be far more common than they seem on those loneliest of nights. In the study, the researchers found that roughly 50 percent of people have trouble finding or keeping a romantic partner. And if this characterization applies to your life, the study authors offer a glimmer of encouragement: It's not you — it's evolution. In the new study, which was published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences in October, Apostolou and his colleagues surveyed nearly 1, university students about their personal performance in dating.
Share via Email Want to end up in bed with a real live human? Just follow our 36 simple rules, complex rules, wait until the planets align, and you could do just that. Decent studies refrain from making sweeping declarations if their sample is too small to support their conclusions.