To complete the test, we’d both need to provide a DNA sample (in the form of saliva) and complete an online personality test.I’ve been with my boyfriend for many years and we’re very happy together, so I doubted a test like this would tell us anything new.The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.Now that the stigma has diminished, you know this industry is going to race ahead because there’s so much money to be made by whoever can be innovative.So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.
It also felt like Instant Chemistry tried too hard to make the results a ‘feel good’ experience for everyone, ensuring no couple is given a low score.
On balance, I’d recommend this test to a couple who’ve been together for a few years and want a fun way to ‘kick the tyres’ on their relationship – it doesn’t feel like a test for people who’ve just started dating.
The results caused my boyfriend and I to have a few interesting discussions, and I really do think it’s brought us a little bit closer together.
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