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Iceland app for dating relatives

Iceland has a population of about , with more than two-thirds of the population living around the capital of Reykjavik. With such free new age dating sites small population in a small space, and with such a homogenous population with little immigration over the last century except in the past few years, it comes as no surprise that most Icelanders are distantly related.

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You meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name?

Come here often? Are you my cousin? In Iceland, a country with a population ofwhere most everyone is distantly related, inadvertently kissing cousins is a real risk.

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A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning embarrassing dating sites if they are closely related.

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People may think it's funny, but the app is a necessity. The Islendiga-App — "App of Icelanders" — synn gentlemen club industry silver spring an idea that may only be possible in Iceland, where most of the population shares descent from a group dating site spain 9th-century Viking settlers, and where an online database holds genealogical details of almost the entire population. The app was created by three University of Iceland software engineering students for a contest calling for "new creative uses" of the Islendingabok, or Book of Icelanders, an online database of residents and their family trees stretching back 1, years.

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Arnar Freyr Adalsteinsson, one of the trio, said it allows any two Icelanders to see how closely related they are, simply by touching phones. It's the latest twist couples sex club sutton coldfield a long-standing passion for genealogy in Dating apps uk free, a volcanically active island in the North Atlantic that was largely unpopulated before Norse settlers arrived in A.

Their descendants built a small, relatively homogenous and — crucially — well-organized country, home to the world's oldest parliament and devoted to thorough record-keeping. It was the common man documenting his own history," said Kari Stefansson, chief executive of Icelandic biotech company deCODE Genetics, which ran the contest behind the app.

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Compiled using census data, church records, family archives and a host of other information sources, it claims to big people meet dating site information on 95 per cent of all Icelanders who have lived in the last years.

The database can be scoured online by any Icelandic citizen or legal resident.

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The app makes the data available to Icelanders on their mobile phones — and adds the anti-incest feature. Currently available for Android phones, it has been downloaded almost 4, times since it was launched earlier this month. The creators also hope to develop an iPhone free adult sex hookup sites.

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Stefansson says the "bump" feature is an attention-grabbing but relatively minor aspect of an app that brings Icelanders' love of genealogy into the 21st century. It makes the data san francisco dating app more available.

Dating your relatives by accident is a common enough problem for icelanders that there is now an app to help people avoid it

But the idea that it will be used by young people african dating site make sure they don't marry their cousins is of much more interest to the press than a reflection of reality. It may also be of limited use.

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Currently the alarm only alerts users if they and their new acquaintance have a common grandparent, and most people already know who their first cousins are. Business Kissing cousins? Icelandic app warns if your date is a relative Dating sites popularity meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name?

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Social Sharing. Some are hailing it as a welcome solution to a very Icelandic form of social embarrassment.

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He also hopes it won't convey the wrong impression about Iceland. Adalsteinsson stresses that the app has other, less sexual uses.