Biologically, humans are programmed to find people attractive who would be a good genetic match in order to produce the strongest possible offspring, meaning that by studying DNA we may be able to unlock the rules of attraction.While in recent years DNA research has been cost prohibitive, the price of sequencing DNA from a cell will fall from around £52m in 2003 to £650 by 2040.This would make dating a far more efficient and less time consuming process.A full sensory virtual date would be exactly like a real one – you could hold someone’s hand and even smell their fragrance – but all from the comfort of your own home.It’s funny in the film but it did say to me, ‘Yeah, part of the service here is for us to be checking in with people,'” he says.
In reality, most users fill out a profile, find matches and go on dates, all without ever encountering an e Harmony employee; in the movie, the interactions between that company rep, played by Patton Oswalt, and the protagonist are central to the plot.
, as is well known by anyone who has read the source material or seen a trailer for the new movie adaptation (out Dec.
25), is about the difference between daydreams and real life.
It turns out, however, that the e Harmony plotline is less an example of typical Mitty-ish fantasy and more an example of a new model for the cinematic product tie-in business.
(MORE: Read the Short Story Online) That’s because, says Grant Langston, e Harmony’s vice president of content and customer experience, the company had that exact same disbelieving thought when they received the script about a year and a half ago.
It would have the benefit of opening up a global dating pool of people to meet, and redefining what people consider to be a "long distance" relationship.