Research suggests scent plays an intuitive role in matchmaking, and now one dating service is swapping Tinder for smelly T-shirts. Jessica Martin follows her nose into the strange new world of smell dating.A man I was dating last summer used to apologise for his body odour, but I couldn't get enough of it.In other words, if "Client 55" likes "Client 69" and vice versa, put a heart around it, Brain said.The idea is based on the science of pheromones, the chemical signals that creatures from gerbils to giraffes send out to entice mates.
I've tried everything from apps like Bumble and Tinder, to maintaining eye contact for too long with cute people on the subway.
The whole process took over a month to complete, but by the end I was pleasantly surprised by the results.
I’ve long thought of perfume as my favorite psychological weapon in the art of seduction: invisible, and fraught with potential to push you into lust or horror with such a grace that you can’t see coming.
Everything would be anonymous and participants weren't allowed to include any personal information like sexual orientation. “It’s about trusting subconscious intuition and not falling back on inevitable preconceptions and prejudices,” Smell Dating creator Tega Brain told Buzz Feed when the website launched in February.
After wearing the same shirt for 72 hours straight, I'd then swap shirts with 10 other people in the hopes I would find some of their scents appealing.