Is Singleness Genetic Or A Choice?

An article in Britain’s Mail  Online has done an article about a supposed study that suggests that singleness may be at least partly genetic. The theory is that certain genes affect serotonin levels affects how you bond with others and find a partner. I’ve read some Facebook comments of people who are skeptical. But my view is maybe, just MAYBE these scientists may have somewhat of a point. Let me explain.

OK, firstly, I’m a firm believer that attraction, sexual or romantic is at least largely, is not a choice. I do believe that people’s attraction (or even platonic to a degree), can come out of the blue. I also believe that biology does play a large part of whether or not someone is attracted to someone.

The article did acknowledge, however that .environment does also play a part and that genetics are not exclusively responsible. In actual fact, people in the study who did supposedly lack serotonin were only were only 20% less likely to find a partner. There was something about attractiveness in the article and how that plays a part, but I didn’t really look at closely.

So, what do you think?

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More On Romantic Attraction

There is more to romantic attraction than what I wrote in my last post. As I very briefly mentioned,asexual people (and I’m guessing people of other orientations) can feel certain level of intensity of romantic attraction.

asexual people (and I’m guessing people of other orientations) can feel certain level of intensity of romantic attraction.

Grey Romantic: someone who only experiences romantic attraction sometimes. The intensity of their attraction may not be as strong, but ebb and flow.

Demi Romantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction to people they already have an emotional connection with.

Sapio Romantic: someone who experiences romantic attraction to those who they find intelligent.

Lithe Romantic: someone who experiences a romantic “drive”, but has no desire to act on it. If they are approached for a romantic relationship, they will lIkely to be scared away.

Trans romantic: someone who is attracted to people who transgender.

They are all the terms I can think of at the moment. If you know any terms that I’ve missed, feel free to mention them in the comments below.

Cheers.