We want our genes to perpetuate, and that means finding a partner who has a beneficial genetic contribution to make.The world being as unpredictable as it is, often the best thing you can give is genetic variety. Or is our romantic compass something that's ingrained into our very being?The theory is that your body produces chemical signals, as determined by your DNA.It's an interesting hypothesis but not really a new one.
Also, if this scientific approach to finding love doesn't work out, that's OK too.Canada, UK and USA all had heavy representation, whereas there was only one Aussie—a 24-year-old guy from Sydney who had a Japanese manga character as his profile picture. What is it about Mr Shin-chan and I that is so perfectly compatible?When I asked him what he liked about the site, he said he forgot that he subscribed. OPPOSITES ATTRACT Well, like most things, it comes down to sex. When choosing a mate, we want to do what's best for our offspring.Scientists believe it's chemicals like these that act as interpersonal sex signals.Research has shown that mice preferentially choose to mate with mice that have a different MHC to them.It’s all to do with the chemicals–or pheromones–that we give off,” she added. Original Article Topics: Science and Genetics We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate.