If you think you’ve seen it all, then you probably don’t want to know about Pheramor, a dating app that uses your DNA to get you a romantic match. But…like…why?
From The Independent
“Pheramor uses both your biology and your social technology; we collect your genetic data through a q-tip-like cheek swab and acquire your like, dislikes, and interests from your social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, etc,” the app’s website explains.
“All of this information will be used in our proprietary algorithm, which is designed to learn your preferences.”
The Houston-based app is already up and running but hopes to officially launch in February with 3,000 members.
“When we smell pheromones, what we’re actually smelling is how diverse someone’s immune system is compared to our own,” explains co-founder Brittany Barreto, who has a Ph.D. in genetics.
“Evolution is very strong. So we’re smelling each other, trying to figure out who is the best person to mate with,” she told the Houston Chronicle.
Who’s starting to think all this DNA collecting is going to lead to the zombie apocalypse?
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