A trio of researchers at Peking University says it has uncovered a gene variant that increases the likelihood that a young adult is in a romantic relationship.

Peking's Xiaolin Zhou and colleagues note, psychological and sociological studies have found that socioeconomic status, looks, and personality all influence romantic relationship formation, but they add that genetic variants are also part of the equation.

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