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'Pheromone party' goers smell each other's t-shirts -- do you think you can sniff your way to love?

ABC News U.S. 2013/02/13 18:00:00
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We know some animals and insects use pheromones to attract mates. Do humans? One affirmative sign is the growing trend of pheromone parties, where singles submit a t-shirt they’ve slept in for three consecutive nights so that other attendees can pick the scent that’s attractive to them.

Tell us what you think below, and watch the full story — including a pheromone party in Houston — on “20/20: Crazy, Stupid Love” Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

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  • Primaltare 2013/02/14 21:52:30 (edited)
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    Primaltare
    +7
    While shared interests are a turn on, all animals respond to certain scents (we are animals), and your odour has a huge bearing on how people will remember you and how attracted they will be. Sense of smell is also the only one that is connected to memories.

    It's proven. It's the same reason that women are more likely to be attracted to stronger, more intelligent men. The brain has realised that it leads to better chances of advancing the species. And vice versa.

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  • Randy 2013/04/25 21:32:52
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Randy
    This sounds like a bad episode of Southpark waiting to happen.
  • tytyvyllus 2013/03/24 13:46:41
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    tytyvyllus
    not only can we, i think we always have.
  • Nicholas DeShane 2013/02/17 03:50:56
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Nicholas DeShane
    +2
    That being said there has been research on the subject there is some validity, but pheromones are produced primarily from the skin on the "groin" area, and as gross as it sounds the pits, maybe the top of the head as well but I cannot remember. Unless he is smelling her un mentionables, he aint sniffing no pheromones, especially with antiperspirants used by most today, also you produce the most pheromones when you are already under the effect of someone elses pheromones, she produces more, he produces more in response, then she produces even more in response, and so on and so on until the presure builds and they mate, that is how it is supposed to work and all though we do have that biology like other animals, we also have higher brain function and can chose to hit the break.
  • Michael McFascist 2013/02/17 01:05:24
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    Michael McFascist
    +1
    There are studies that have been done that seem to be saying that humans do indeed use smell to choose potential mates...the smell that you put off may be sending subtle cues about the genetics that you carry...I believe the study said that people may be more attracted to people with complementary sets of genes
  • J 2013/02/17 00:49:38
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    J
    +2
    Pheremones are the thing that not only connects two strangers, but endears a lasting relationship. Ever wonder why some people are together? This could be the greatest reason.
  • Oly*Nicole 2013/02/16 23:40:35
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Oly*Nicole
    +1
    While I do agree that someone elses smell is a turn on/off and when you walk by them if they smell good you'd look their way but I would not go voluntarily around sniffing other peoples clothes.
  • Chere 2013/02/16 16:53:13 (edited)
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Chere
    +1
    That is gross. Those people that throw the parties need better hobbies.
  • David (oYo) 2013/02/16 14:45:31
  • whateverbabynevermind 2013/02/16 11:12:25
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    whateverbabynevermind
    +1
    Well that much was obvious, everyone emits pheromones. If somebody smells bad to you, you probably are not genetically compatible. But I'd still rather not smell someone's old t-shirt. I mean, I sweat in my sleep. If anyone were turned on by that scent it'd be highly concerning.
  • Augure3VI 2013/02/16 07:04:12 (edited)
  • Lucy Krueger 2013/02/16 04:30:17
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    Lucy Krueger
    +1
    Umm I guess from an evolutionary standpoint it kinda makes sense.
  • middlesex1957 2013/02/16 04:20:39
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    middlesex1957
    +2
    Pheramones aren't the kind of smell you can pick up like other smells. We have special receptors in our noses that link directly to the parts of the brain responcible for emotional and sexual attraction - yeah, they live in the same place! We're human and it takes more than pheramones to make a relationship. HOWEVER, you hear people constantly say that they really, really like someone and have so much in common but.... there..is..no..chemistry... 10 guesses what that means and the first 9 don't count. This is also why people can't force themselves to change their orientation. If you're repelled by the pheramones of one sex and attracted by those of another sex you can't just change that because someone doesn't think you should be wired that way. Welcome to science!
  • Shifting Piece 2013/02/16 01:09:25
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Shifting Piece
    Pheromones are more an animal's trait....
  • TooSweet Shiftin... 2013/02/17 07:25:17
    TooSweet
    +1
    Are you a vegetable?
  • ❦♚Miranda♚❧ 2013/02/16 00:27:10
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    ❦♚Miranda♚❧
    I'm on the fence
  • El Prez 2013/02/16 00:05:30
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    El Prez
    I don't think it is ne of the biggest elements but it is an element. Some people just smell good.
  • mz jane 2013/02/15 22:41:39
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    mz jane
    That's gross!
  • smitty 2013/02/15 20:48:38
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    smitty
    +1
    Idiots.
  • sneekyfoot 2013/02/15 19:14:02 (edited)
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    sneekyfoot
    My woman is always smelling my shirts is that what thats about ? I thought she was trying to smell another woman on my cloths .
  • Katfish sneekyfoot 2013/02/15 22:17:26
    Katfish
    +2
    Check your spelling.....lol
  • sneekyfoot Katfish 2013/02/16 00:07:47
    sneekyfoot
    +1
    My son has been living in china 14 months and he is forgetting how to correspond in english .
  • David (... sneekyfoot 2013/02/16 14:57:25
  • sneekyfoot David (... 2013/02/16 15:25:03
    sneekyfoot
    I dont know about that , some people are into that kinky dirty stuff like "goldenshowers" also heard of something called "rimming" just as bad .
  • David (... sneekyfoot 2013/02/16 23:14:45
  • sneekyfoot David (... 2013/02/17 00:19:17
    sneekyfoot
    I think rimming is licking another butthole , both is a horrible example of perveresion.
  • David (... sneekyfoot 2013/02/17 09:21:20
  • Katfish sneekyfoot 2013/02/17 07:53:30
    Katfish
    Are you th one that edited?
  • sneekyfoot Katfish 2013/02/17 11:50:37
    sneekyfoot
    +1
    Yes I just kept laughing everytime I read it so I fixed it .
  • Papillon Katfish 2013/02/16 03:36:42
  • Katfish Papillon 2013/02/17 07:51:54
    Katfish
    In this case, the spelling completely distorted the sentence....lol
  • Papillon Katfish 2013/02/17 11:30:26
  • Katfish Papillon 2013/02/18 18:05:34
    Katfish
    I think that you since the original spelling error has since been edided, you may not have seen the original. It was in no way "nitpicking".
  • sneekyfoot Katfish 2013/02/16 15:21:56
    sneekyfoot
    well sometimes if I get to the bathroom first that does happen . lmao
  • syl 2013/02/15 19:10:26
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    syl
    We produce pheromones when we're attracted to someone, is the way I've understood it.

    So why not just look for who you're attracted to? Then a relationship develops if you're compatible, & the sparks continue to fly.
  • zsa zsa 50 2013/02/15 19:06:52
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    zsa zsa 50
    +3
    I'm sure pheromones are an element of attraction for humans, but I do not want to go to a party & sniff dirty t-shirts.
  • Steelshrt 2013/02/15 18:56:14
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Steelshrt
    +1
    Next they will be using farts as an attraction.
  • smitty Steelshrt 2013/02/15 20:49:16
    smitty
    +1
    or sniffing each others butts.
  • wtw 2013/02/15 18:48:19
    Yes! We are animals, and I think smell is one of the biggest elements of attr...
    wtw
    +1
    I am sure it has some effecton people
  • Papillon 2013/02/15 18:19:58
  • Bibliophilic 2013/02/15 17:00:18
    No, that sounds horrible. Shared interests and sense of humor are much better...
    Bibliophilic
    NOPE.

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