5 Ways Getting Screened Makes You More Attractive

February 16, 2015

by Amanda Satsky

The quest for a mate is not typically a quick fix, ask-and-you-shall-receive sort of adventure. There’s no ‘choose your own ending’ safety net. In fact, it has the potential to be a veritable obstacle course of social standards, trial and error, perfect timing, first impressions, and understanding what it is you actually need (and want) in a partner. Daunting, we know.

A study revealed that humans take, on average, just 12 minutes to decide how they feel about someone. So here are 5 reasons genetic screening could help you out next time you’re face to face with someone and feeling those familiar butterflies in your stomach.


You Make Health and Well-Being a Priority

By getting screened for genetic disorders, you are proving to yourself and to others that health is a top priority for you. And health-oriented people glow. In fact, a study discovered that the ‘carotenoid glow’ from a diet rich and fruits and vegetables makes people look more attractive than a tan. Your inner health is just as important, and regardless of what clues lie in your genome, taking steps to know yourself thoroughly suggests a high degree of confidence and security.

You’re Kind

Not only does getting screened demonstrate that you care about your health, but it shows you care deeply about the health of your family as well. That’s convenient, because science suggests kindness and compassion really do make a person more attractive.

You’re Curious

Contrary to popular belief, curiosity didn’t kill the cat. It might’ve put it in the path of potentially perilous things, but it always gets away unscathed — and better off for having learned something new. When you learn your risk of passing a genetic disorder on to your future children, you’re making the bold decision to delve into your family history and background to learn things that could benefit your family in the future.

You Plan Ahead

You’re a planner, you take initiative, and you have goals. These characteristics provide a solid foundation for a relationship, and we all want to feel safe and secure with our mate. Getting screened proves your determination to take control of your future and ultimately live your life to it’s fullest.

You’re Prepared for Just About Anything

There’s nothing more attractive than a steadfast person who effortlessly handles whatever life throws their way. Getting screened allows you to be educated, to understand the best approach for navigating your future, and to be prepared for success regardless.


So put down the perfume, switch off the curling iron, and choose flats over heels, because science says true beauty stems from our overall approach to life, and how we prepare for a healthy future.

Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University’s Department of Human Genetics, JScreen is a national non-profit offering at-home comprehensive and affordable genetic testing and counseling.

ReproGEN – determines risk for having a child with a genetic disease

CancerGEN – tests for genetic changes that increase risk for many types of cancer

If a person or couples’ risk is elevated, genetic counselors will privately address the results, options and resources to help plan for a healthy future.

JScreen believes that a combination of education, access to state-of-the-art testing technology, and personalized support by qualified medical professionals are key to preventing devastating genetic diseases.