Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers said: ‘As pessimism and neuroticism are detrimental to the formation, quality and stability of relationships, this connection between the G allele and psychological disorders might decrease carriers’ dating opportunities or lead to romantic relationship failure.’ Hair samples from almost 600 Chinese students were tested by scientists.Those with the ‘G’ version of the 5-HTA1 gene were much more likely to be single than those with the ‘C’ version.(CBS) - Scientists want you to think twice before doubling down on online dating services. "To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works," Finkel said in a press release.A new study published in the upcoming issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest is shedding light on the science - or lack thereof - behind online dating services. "If dating sites want to claim that their matching algorithm is scientifically valid, they need to adhere to the standards of science, which is something they have uniformly failed to do.As a result, these algorithms are unlikely to be effective," said Finkel. For as long as dating and relationships have existed, we've been trying to figure out a magic formula for love. Shopping market of love The scientists acknowledge that dating sites have their benefits - mainly, it enables singles to meet people quickly.But, going through so many online profiles may "overwhelm" daters.Chemistry matches people based on their personality type.
The researchers worry that searching for potential mates start to resemble shopping."For years, the online dating industry has ignored actual relationship science in favor of unsubstantiated claims and buzzwords, like 'matching algorithms,' that merely sound scientific," Finkel said.