I had a Eureka!! moment last night, and it made a big difference in my views about DNA testing. Eureka? Yes! This was the first time I had actually watched anyone use DNA results to do family research.
I have been working with genealogy for well over a year and a half, and it's time to share what I've found.
My current interest started in 2017, when I bought a DNA test. I was curious about what I would discover, but I mostly bought it because it was on sale. 😎
Results from a DNA test do not come back for up to six weeks. I wanted to learn more about how to interpret/use DNA test results. While I was waiting, I discovered that Pinellas County, and the Largo Library in particular, had extensive genealogy resources.
Dr. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who has studied components of "Love" and how to measure them. Her body of work goes back to the 1990's, and her career has generally been a continuation and refinement from that time.
Match.com ~ Dr. Fisher has been a consultant at Match.com for over a decade, and her personality tests provide input to Match members.
By the way, Fisher insists that Match is not a dating site: it is an introduction site.
In August 2019 I took the personality test at TheAnatomyofLove.com and I recorded the results below.
Wow! The last time I wrote about being single was over six months ago.
I am a social person...
I continue to reflect on not sharing a home with another adult in a committed, monogamous and intimate relationship. I am also reflecting on what I have to do to make that happen. ("Dating" he says as he clears his throat. "cough, cough")