when it comes choosing a mate

July 11, 2009 10:05am CST
When it cames to choosing a mate, opposites really do attract, according to a Brazilian study that found people are subconsciously more likely to choose a partner whose genetic make-up is different to their own. Parents with dissimilar (genetic regions) could provide their offspring with a better chance to ward infections off because their immune system genes are more diverse.
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• India
10 Jul 10
Is that so friend? i never knew the link with genes, wonderful finding, Thanks for sharing. Welcome always to mylot. Cheers.
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Really? Well its true that opposites attract. I am an Asian woman (from the Philippines) while my boyfriend is a Caucasian or Westerner (from Belgium). In science, a magnet that has two unlike poles attract while with like poles repel. Its good to hear that me and my partner will have children in the future that has diverse immune system.