Follow your nose to find your soul mate.
No, really. New “pheromone parties” allow guests to sniff other party goers’ T-shirts in Ziploc bags to let their nose decide who they’d like to get to know, according to pheromoneparties.com.
The company is hosting its next event in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 14.
Their party rules:
Guests sleep in a clean, white cotton T-shirt for three nights to capture their “odour print.” The shirts are stuffed into bags and are labelled by number and pink for girl, blue for boy. Guests sniff the bags, and if they smell something you like, they get your picture taken with the numbered bag that’s projected on a screen. If you see your bag on the screen, paired with a person you like, give ‘er!
It’s definitely a twist on the traditional singles mixer, using science to meet your match rather than relying on often cheesy dating profiles or meeting another doucher at the club.
According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2009, researchers from Rick University, Texas, found women can subconsciously determine if a man is attracted to her by the smell of his sweat.
Wasn’t there an Old Spice commercial from years ago that said scent is the strongest sense tied to memory? When you smell that T-shirt and it provokes a happy memory, it’s gotta be a good sign. If he or she stinks, well maybe they’re not Mr. or Mrs. Right.
He or she may turn out to be not who you expected, however it smells like a new and fun way to meet someone you may have overlooked.
Interestingly, the website advises women to wear the T-shirt while they’re ovulating.
“Strippers get more tips when ovulating. It is not proven whether this is because of pheromones or just actions, but worth considering for your odour print phase,” it reads.