Dating, relationships and the birth control pill and how genetics is involved

Interesting pod casts and articles about these topics.

The Genetics of Love: Designing the perfect match through DNA
Offer up a cheek swab and a Toronto company will tell you how genetically compatible you are to others on the same dating site. But while some look for love under the microscope, skeptics see questionable science and built-in heartbreak.

Fascinating article and pod cast for people dating or couples which changes or adds to info previously known.
Apparently the tests and profile review results presented in a way to help spouses or partners better understand their similarities and differences. They also including suggestions to help improve their relationship based on the results.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-march-31-2015-1.3016006/the-genetics-of-love-designing-the-perfect-match-through-dna-1.3016066

For related info see the other posts below.

Relationships by design, rethinking monogamy
Monogamy remains sacred … even as divorce rates soar. Our series “By Design” is asking about the longevity of intimacy and primary relationships and whether the time has come to redesign our relationships, in order to save them.
March 26, 2015: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/The+Current/ID/2660811682/?page=2

Go off the pill to find Mr. Right
Do this for three or four cycles to make sure he’s the one. Holland explains oral contraceptives can interfere with the way women process pheromones. Women on the pill tend to pick less masculine men and express lower levels of sexual satisfaction and attraction to their partners.  Obviously take appropriate steps to prevent unplanned pregnancy or STD’s if you are involved in sexual activity.
Exert from: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/why-moody-women-would-be-better-off-not-suppressing-their-feelings/article23596618/

How genetics affects how we determine attractiveness and select mates:
Studies have explored the genetic basis behind such issues as facial symmetry and body scent and how they influence physical attraction. In one study in which women wore men’s T-shirts, researchers found that women were more attracted to the bodily scents in shirts of men who had a different type of gene section dealing with the immune system (MHC) which influences individual bodily odors.  One hypothesis is that humans are naturally attracted by the sense of smell and taste to others with dissimilar MHC sections, perhaps to avoid subsequent inbreeding while increasing the genetic diversity of offspring.  Further, there are studies showing that women’s natural attraction for men with dissimilar immune profiles can be distorted with use of birth control pills.
Exert from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_attractiveness

Past post that are related:
Do you think falling in love is beyond your control? What would life be like if …
http://wp.me/p1fJaD-e

Love, Neuroplasticity, our inner thoughts and the death penalty. What a strange mix you say? Well they are related and there is more!
http://wp.me/p1fJaD-5

About Kevin Yaworski

I use my blog to write about things I find interesting or that I think are matter of public interest.
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