rDNA Types

The RelationshipDNA Profile Types™

Profile pictures can tell you a lot about a person, but what they can’t tell you is if that person is truly compatible with you.  A person’s RelationshipDNA Profile Type is an initial indicator of potential compatibility. The RelationshipDNA Profile Type is not intended to be a definitive predictor of compatibility.  It is one of three RelationshipDNA tools designed to help you be more efficient and effective while searching for your perfect match.

The RelationshipDNA Profile Types™

Profile pictures can tell you a lot about a person, but what they can’t tell you is if that person is truly compatible with you.  A person’s RelationshipDNA Profile Type is an initial indicator of potential compatibility. The RelationshipDNA Profile Type is not intended to be a definitive predictor of compatibility.  It is one of three RelationshipDNA tools designed to help you be more efficient and effective while searching for your perfect match.


The Eagle

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21% of men are Eagles

Eagles are masculine, independent and stoic men. They take pride in their individualism and their strong sense of self-reliance and emotional toughness. This type of man values his privacy and alone time and tends to like to work alone on projects. This behavior can sometimes be viewed as his being detached or even seen as punitive by his significant other however his desire for time alone should not be viewed as an indication of unhappiness or a lack of satisfaction in his relationship.

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Eagles are masculine, independent and stoic men. They take pride in their individualism and their strong sense of self-reliance and emotional toughness. This type of man values his privacy and alone time and tends to like to work alone on projects. This behavior can sometimes be viewed as his being detached or even seen as punitive by his significant other however his desire for time alone should not be viewed as an indication of unhappiness or a lack of satisfaction in his relationship. Prone to communicating with his body, through gestures and expressions, a perfect partner for this man will be able to read his body language. Although, the Eagle is independent and less obviously emotional, his feelings do run deep and he is heavily prone to become jealous. When an Eagle feel jealous, if allowed to go unaddressed, he will tend to engage in heated arguments and may say things that he doesn’t mean. In fact, as a group, Eagles scored among the highest when it comes to strong emotional reactions when they experience feelings of jealousy. The good news is that this strong man will generally let his partner know what made him jealous and explain his expectations for the relationship rather than let his feelings fester and grow into something bigger than it should be. While the Eagle respects his partner’s need for independence, he will both give and expect full transparency from his partner. He is not one for keeping secrets in his relationships. Eagles tend to be trusting people and are generally more tolerant when it comes to a significant other with addictions or vices such as smoking or drinking. An Eagle man is also sensitive to criticism and will most likely feel as if he is being overly analyzed or judged; no matter the source of the criticism. Eagles have a healthy life balance when it comes to their romantic relationships and their career, with neither taking a particularly significant priority over the other. It is important for most Eagles to have a partner who shares in his faith or religion and one that also enjoys regular religious activities and gatherings as he does. The Eagle will often want to know where his partner is and what they are up to, even if he doesn’t necessarily want to join in with their activities. In much the same way he will want his partner to know his whereabouts and activities, even if he doesn’t expect his partner to join in. Typically, Eagles try to avoid conflict with their partners, if possible preferring to remain silent in arguments or to simply walk away to allow things to calm down before reengaging. Independent at the core some Eagles will want to maintain their own finances, expecting their partner to do the same. This does not mean that he is not generous or opposed to paying or treating, this man just prefers to keep finances separate when in a relationship, maintaining his financial anonymity. Another defining characteristic of the Eagle is his low tolerance for partners that require high levels of emotional intimacy to feel satisfied in their relationship. Protective of his emotions, The Eagle will see overly emotional partners as weak or naïve. This would include higher than normal expectations with regards to sharing of personal feelings, constant need for positive affirmation, and frequent demonstrations of caring. But make no mistake; his aloof behavior does not negate the strong feelings he can develop for his partner. During disagreements he can be antagonistic but in the end will concede to his partner.

The Falcon

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35% of men are Falcons

Peaceful, calm, stable and diplomatic are all words commonly used to describe the Falcon. Falcons are stable and trustworthy partners. They tend to be well educated, confident and dependable men. Typically, Falcons are not big risk takers. In their relationships, Falcons desire competent and self-sufficient partners. They expect their partners to work outside the home (just like they do) and be willing and able to carry their own weight if need be.

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Peaceful, calm, stable and diplomatic are all words commonly used to describe the Falcon. Falcons are stable and trustworthy partners. They tend to be well educated, confident and dependable men. Typically, Falcons are not big risk takers. In their relationships, Falcons desire competent and self-sufficient partners. They expect their partners to work outside the home (just like they do) and be willing and able to carry their own weight if need be. When disagreements come up, the Falcon is the least likely man to let them escalate into a heated argument or screaming match. These stable men do their best to manage or avoid conflict all together. Falcons are easygoing guys looking for a stress-free relationship with a stable partner. The Falcon will not tolerate chaos in his relationships. In his free time the Falcon enjoys spending time with his partner, doing fun activities or simply relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. Falcons are not the type to try to change the world, or their partners. He believes if it is meant to be then it will be. As far as a Falcon is concerned live and let live is the best motto there is. The Falcon is a sensitive fellow who just wants to get along. He tends to be uncomfortable if not awkward with both giving and receiving criticism. If you are pursuing a relationship with a Falcon, be sure to keep this in mind. Approach giving constructive criticism in a positive and heartfelt way. Additionally, Falcons are not particularly jealous men. They are unlikely to feel jealousy without cause. When it comes to situations that may cause feelings of jealousy, Falcons tend to react reasonably when other men may tend to over react. Falcons are not particularly religious or spiritual people and tend to have a take it or leave it attitude when it comes to regular religious assemblies or practices. He is also not in the market for a partner who cannot manage their own finances. While, money is not important to the Falcon he understands that a partner who is unable to be financially stable is not going to match up to him, and therefor he wants to avoid the conflict altogether. The Falcon is looking for a partner that will recognize and appreciate his serene and even-tempered attitude. Although the Falcon is undeniably loyal and compromising he is not willing to engage in a relationship that he sees as unhealthy, or stagnate. For the Falcon to be truly happy in a relationship he needs to feel a tranquil partnership has been made between himself and his partner where they are the epitome of their world together. Falcons are moderate in their personality type with very few extreme characteristics or behaviors which makes them pleasant and easy to get along with.

The Hawk

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21% of men are Hawks

Hawks are traditional and forthright guys. These are down to earth men looking for an honest and conventional partner that values and respects tradition. Hawks tend to connect the best with someone that shares his values and comes from a similar background as him. The typical Hawk is looking for a partner that will someday make his house a home. Hawks will expect both their partners and themselves to meet established domestic standards. The Hawk is looking for a partner to be a complement to his natural state, allowing both parties to flourish and grow while harmonizing and fulfilling each other’s lives.

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Representing 21% of men, Hawks are traditional and forthright guys. These are down to earth men looking for an honest and conventional partner that values and respects tradition. Hawks tend to connect the best with someone that shares his values and comes from a similar background as him. The typical Hawk is looking for a partner that will someday make his house a home. Hawks will expect both their partners and themselves to meet established domestic standards. The Hawk is looking for a partner to be a complement to his natural state, allowing both parties to flourish and grow while harmonizing and fulfilling each other’s lives. He is not one to put his career or earning potential over his relationship and will often place more value on his relationship than his need to keep up with the Joneses. He is more likely to take time off of work to pursue what interests him than to stay late in an attempt to climb the corporate ladder. Although, the Hawk loves spending time with his partner, at his core, he has a basic need to have some free time to himself. He prefers to keep his hobbies to himself, while his partner enjoys their own hobbies as well. This should not be mistaken for a desire to keep secrets or for a heightened need for personal privacy. Hawks are open and forthcoming men that do not have an intense need for privacy and would be unhappy if his partner kept secrets from him. When it comes to sex, Hawks are more about quality than quantity. The frequency of sex is not a primary motivator for him. Hawks want to make each sexual encounter meaningful. He is also not one for public displays of affection, preferring to show his partner he cares in other ways. Additionally, keeping in line with his other more traditional values, Hawks prefer a sexual relationship that does not step outside the boundaries of what he would consider to be normal. Hawks find unconventional sex to be particularly unappealing. Hawks are honest and will be open and clear with their partner. He has deep convictions and beliefs and tends to be spiritual rather than religious. The Hawk enjoys sharing his beliefs with his partner, often seeking to integrate some form of spirituality into his everyday life. He is not likely to compromise easily or to calmly disagree. When something is bothering him, he is likely to bring it to the attention of his significant other quickly rather than let it fester and become a larger problem. While in an argument and trying to remain respectful and not use words that can insult, hurt or offend his partner, Hawks may sometimes have difficulty expressing their feelings and may be seen as cold and aloof as a result. If you are pursuing a relationship with a Hawk please keep this in mind and be sure to give him the opportunity to truly be heard and understood.

The Owl

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9% of men are Owls

The Owl is the freewheeling thinker, the man who values intellectual conversation and deep connections with his partner. His communication skills go unmatched and he seeks a partner who is ready to connect with him on a deeply intellectual as well as on a physical level. He enjoys expressing his affection for his partner in a physical way and will often touch his partner in some way. The Owl is unconventional and open to all kinds of expression, even sexually.

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The Owl is the freewheeling thinker, the man who values intellectual conversation and deep connections with his partner. A rare breed, only 9% of men are Owls. His communication skills go unmatched and he seeks a partner who is ready to connect with him on a deeply intellectual as well as on a physical level. He enjoys expressing his affection for his partner in a physical way and will often touch his partner in some way. The Owl is unconventional and open to all kinds of expression, even sexually. It is difficult to make this man jealous, because he feels such a profound connection with his partner; and even if the Owl begins to have jealous feelings he is not likely to share them.  As much as the Owl cherishes his connection with his partner he is not one to forgive infidelity. He will have trouble with a partner with addictions, or that is susceptible to other vices, as he will have trouble creating and maintaining the intense connection he is looking for. Giving and receiving criticism does not bother the Owl, he simply sees it as another way to share his inner most thoughts with his partner. While the Owl longs for a physical and intellectual connection with his partner he is not needy, and values his and his partners independence. If a disagreement does occur the Owl will not shy away as he sees this as just another intellectual experience he will effectively communicate his position and resolve the conflict with the upmost grace and style. Emotionally charged the Owl can often read his partners feelings easily and looks for that same ability in his partner. He is not particularly interested in religion or going to religious gatherings or sharing  spirituality into his daily life. Owls greatly prefer logical reasoning to getting angry and can’t stand rude or argumentative people.  He appreciates honesty and doesn’t like playing games. Owls know that relationships require hard work, and is willing to put in the effort to make his relationship work. When in an argument, Owls seek resolution, tend to focus on both the past and the future, and are primarily concerned with the outcome of the situation as opposed to being “right” Owls are not as independent as most, so he may feel uncomfortable when he is without a partner.

The Great Blue Heron

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15% of men are Great Blue Herons

Extremely vibrant and sensitive, this man is forgiving, expressive, and sensitive and experiences his partner fully reading into their words, gestures, and body language to reach the true meaning and true emotion behind their expressions. This extroverted fellow longs for an emotional connection where he is able to be with a partner who “just gets” him. He is comfortable with both giving and receiving criticism as he sees it as an opportunity for him and his partner to grow together. He is vibrant and animated often using gestures and facial expressions to regale his partner as he openly expresses himself.

The Great Blue Heron

Extremely vibrant and sensitive, The Great Blue Heron represents 15% of men. This man is forgiving, expressive, and sensitive and experiences his partner fully, reading into their words, gestures, and body language to reach the true meaning and true emotion behind their expressions.

This extroverted fellow longs for an emotional connection where he is able to be with a partner who “just gets” him. He is comfortable with both giving and receiving criticism as he sees it as an opportunity for him and his partner to grow together. He is vibrant and animated often using gestures and facial expressions to regale his partner as he openly expresses himself.

For the most part, the Blue Heron man typically prefers to pass on or avoid religion or religious practices, as he would rather be out and about exploring new and unconventional experiences. He requires daily times of independence where he and his partner are able to step away from each other and experience life on their own; returning to one other ready and willing to share what they learned or experienced.

His vibrancy follows him wherever he goes, even into the bedroom, where he is likely to welcome unconventional expressions of sexuality. He is also forgiving and even willing to reconcile after infidelity, even if he has trouble forgiving his partner for the emotional pain he experienced.

He is not likely to experience feelings of jealousy, as he can often see the intentions behind his partner’s actions. If he does experience jealousy he is not prone to sharing this with his partner, because he would expect his partner to be aware of his feelings.

If there is a disagreement between the Blue Heron and his partner he will stick up for himself, while avoiding at all costs an escalation of the issue. He prefers to calmly discuss disagreements rather than intensify them into heated, potentially hurtful arguments.


The Robin

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31% of women are Robins

The Robin is an outgoing and energetic woman. Her range of expression can be limited so if you are not listening to her words you are likely to miss her message. She may come across as subdued or restrained but her enthusiasm can often be infectious.

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The Robin represents 31% of women. She is discreet, independent, and for those that don’t take the time to get to know her, she can sometimes be viewed as distant. She rarely uses gestures or facial expressions to expound upon her ideas so as a result, if you are not listening to her words you may likely miss her message. You will not catch this calm woman in a shouting match.  She prefers to voice her concerns and calmly discuss any disagreements with her significant other.  She will not ignore conflict, as she prefers to have things out in the open. If she is having an issue she will not ignore it, as she is straightforward. This Robin is not emotionally expressive, as she tends to keep her feelings to herself. If you are looking for a woman who will want to share her deepest fears and dreams with you, keep looking. The Robin prefers a partner who will maintain their independence, support the relationship, and one who isn’t too emotionally needy. She is looking for a partner to treat as a home base, which she returns to after her adventures in the world. While she is independent she does prefer for her partner to know where she is and what she is up to. Likewise, the Robin expects transparency from her partner. She will expect to know where their partner is and what they are up to. Independent to the core, the Robin will seldom ask her partner to join in her hobbies or activities preferring instead to enjoy her time alone. The Robin may be spiritually inclined wanting to express and share in her spirituality with her partners. Although, The Robin is a spiritual woman she may not be a conventionally religious one. Sexually, The Robin will crave sex as much as anyone else, choosing to express her desires conventionally. She will not be comfortable with adventures sexual expression.

The Hummingbird

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27% of women are Hummingbirds

The Hummingbird woman is a strong and independent woman. She is typically quiet and reserved and can be intuitive and sympathetic when she sees others in need.  She feels a warmth toward people that is admirable and in certain situations may be more likely to comply in order to keep the peace and make others happy.  Don’t let her kind and introverted nature fool you though, she is self-sufficient, stable and she most definitely handles her own business.

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A Hummingbird Woman is a quiet storm, often appearing calm and collected while feeling frustrated or upset underneath. Frequently, the Hummingbird will hold on to frustrations long after an argument has appeared to be settled. It is seldom that a Hummingbird woman feels comfortable enough to honestly express her annoyances. The Hummingbird represents 27% of all women. Although, the Hummingbird uses her body language to help convey her messages, she does not need to express ideas or thoughts with her partner to feel intimate. Intimacy for the Hummingbird woman is not directly connected to ideas and thoughts; rather, intimacy is related to quality sexual expression. Although sex, and sexual expression is important to the Hummingbird it is not how often she has sex with her partner that matters, rather the Hummingbird woman is looking for a superior lover who will allow her to indulge in her needs directly without judgment. The Hummingbird is not typically a religious woman, and will prefer a partner who prefers to stay away from religious practices and gatherings. She values her time alone, preferring to explore the world on her own. Her ideals lead her to being unobtrusive and autonomous. She longs for a partner who will be open to expressing themselves honestly and originally in all ways. She is expressive and needs a partner who will be vulnerable sexually, willing to try new things.  The Hummingbird woman is not one to hold onto a failing relationship and tends to end a relationship if she feels it is not going well. The Hummingbird woman values herself and her time far too much to spend it in a deteriorating relationship. The Hummingbird is not looking for a partner to give her advice or criticize her choices. She will not receive criticism constructively and will feel uncomfortable with her partner from that point on. As much as she dislikes receiving criticism she is equally uncomfortable giving criticism and will more often keep her opinions to herself.

The Dove

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13% of women are Doves

The Dove is independent and self-reliant, she seldom looks to others for support or advice. She regularly looks within herself for guidance and relies on her own judgment. When The Dove woman is cornered in an argument she will do anything to protect herself. Once she is wounded she will resort to flight or fight, and often times her natural reaction is to fight, even physically.

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Representing 13% of women, the Dove is an independent, confident and self-reliant woman.  She trusts her own judgment and as a result, seldom looks to others for support or advice, preferring to look within or to her faith for guidance.  This woman is particular of who she chooses to start a relationship with and will thrive with a partner who is financially stable, independent, and honest.  Although, financial stability is important to The Dove, it is only because she wants partner to be able to take care of themselves, as she likes to keep her finances separate from her relationships.

When the Dove woman is cornered in an argument she will do anything to protect herself. Once she is wounded she will resort to flight or fight, and often her natural reaction is to fight, even physically if warranted.  She does not have time to play games, criticize her partner or offer unsolicited advice.

The Dove woman is looking for a partner to share her time with. She has several hobbies and prefers a partner who wants to share in her interests.  If you are looking for a partner to go off on her own and leave you to yourself, The Dove woman is not for you.

The Dove woman keeps her faith close to her heart and looks for a partner who enjoys going to religious outings and keeping their religion active in their home together. The Dove considers herself an independent, proud, and modern woman and will not appreciate a partner who wants to coddle, baby, or otherwise fuss over her. She does not need a partner to spoil her, as she is able to do that herself. Just as The Dove woman does not want to be spoiled, she doesn’t want to be criticized or condemned for any choices she makes.


The Swan

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19% of women are Swans

Deeply emotional and open only 19% of women are Swans. The Swan is an emotionally charged woman. She is sensitive and caring. She will want to share her dreams, deepest fears, and desires with her partner. She will expect an equal amount of openness and sharing from her partner.

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Deeply emotional and open, only 19% of women are Swans. The Swan is an emotionally charged woman. She is sensitive and caring and will want to share her dreams, deepest fears, and desires with her partner.  She will expect an equal amount of openness and sharing from her partner. The more she and her partner share with each other the deeper she will feel their connection is an intimate and true one.

She is expressive and positive often cheering on her partner and others. The Swan is transparent with her partner, expecting them to be the same. Secrets are not a part of her agenda and she will expect her partner to feel the same way. She is unlikely to feel jealous. Knowing that the deep emotional connection between her and her partner is stronger than any flirtation. If for some reason she does feel jealous her partner will be the last to know, as she sees jealousy as an issue she has, not one her partner has.

She uses gestures and her body language to help others understand her and will often use colorful language as well. She likes to intertwine her life with her partners looking for someone to share her thoughts, feelings, interests, and hobbies with. She prefers a partner who is looking for a teammate and not a competitor.

The Swan will not ignore conflict as she sees it as another opportunity to learn about her partner. The Swan is wonderful at settling arguments and making sure everyone feels good about the resolution as well.  When it comes to infidelity, The Swan will have a tough time letting go of such an affront to her relationship. If a partner cheats on a Swan they might as well assume the relationship is over, because for a Swan cheating is the ultimate killer of their robust connection.

As much as the Swan feels for others, and herself, she is not likely to become addicted to anything. She is more addicted to expressing herself, and the euphoric feelings of connection, than anything else. As such, she expects her partner to feel the same and will not even consider a relationship with someone who could have an addiction. Sexually, the Swan is just as intense as she is emotionally. The Swan needs a sexual partner who can express themselves openly and honestly allowing their deepest desires to come to fruition.


The Blue Bird

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10% of women are Blue Birds

The Bluebird represents 10% of women. She prefers to be in a relationship that is defined by more traditional gender based household roles. She will prefer to be a homemaker while her partner is the main breadwinner.

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The Blue Bird woman represents 10% of women.  She prefers to be in a relationship that is defined by traditional gender-based household roles. She will prefer to be a homemaker and mother, while her partner is the main breadwinner. That said, at the same time, she values all the different parts of her life equally and is not likely to define herself as simply someone’s wife or mother.

The Blue Bird is the type of woman who values financial stability, intimacy, independence, and career equally. She would not place her need for financial stability, or her relationship above any of her other values. She has a need to share her thoughts and ideas with her partner to feel intimately connected.

The Blue Bird is not one to argue with her partner and will often avoid conflicts all together if possible. If she does for someone reason find herself in an argument with her partner, she will often stay quiet and begin to withdraw. Rather than expressing uncomfortable emotions, the Blue Bird will ignore her own feelings of frustration and displeasure. As she is extremely uncomfortable with conflict, she will likely end a relationship rather than try to work through disagreements.

The Blue Bird has a strong jealous streak and will outwardly react to her feelings of jealousy, however, if her partner begins to wander or succumbs to infidelity, the Blue Bird is more likely many of the other Types to forgive and continue with the relationship if she is still feeling connected to her partner.

The Blue Bird woman is not likely to participate in religious activities and is looking for a partner who doesn’t necessarily need or want religion in their life. Uncomfortable with nontraditional sexual expression, the Blue Bird is looking for a partner who conforms to traditional gender roles and conventional sexual expression. The Blue Bird woman experiences intimacy through physical touch and will often be found holding hands, hugging, or otherwise touching her partner. If her partner does not respond in the same way, she may begin to feel unloved and unimportant to her partner.