Are You My Type?

February 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

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By Julie Ruel, Social Media Manager, Stanford Blood Center

Do you consider blood type an important criterion for compatibility with the potential special someone in your life? According to Jenny Nakao Hones, a Japanese American who studies Asian cultures, superstitions, and customs, “One of the most popular methods in Japan that is gaining popularity around Asia is blood type analysis. Similar to other horoscope systems, blood type… has charts that indicate compatibility.”

Here’s the breakdown:

• Type A is most compatible with A and AB.

• Type B is most compatible with B and AB.

• Type AB is most compatible with AB, B, A, and O.

• Type O is most compatible with O and AB.

How does this compare for you? It’s interesting to consider, although growing up in Japan, Jenny remembers this as more of “a good icebreaker at a party and a fun way to get to know everyone in a short time.” It was less about using it to choose a spouse.

If you don’t know your type, consider donating blood with your loved one in the spirit of Valentine’s Day and just for fun, see if your blood types are in sync with each other.

Please visit Jenny Nakao Hones’ blog to check out some additional, interesting blood type analysis charts.