Singles Try to Sniff Out Love at Pheromone Parties: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

Living 2012/06/24 18:24:56
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Sick of online dating? Maybe it’s time to sniff your way to love. Yes, you read that right! Many singles across the country are trying to pick future partners based on scent at “pheromone parties,” the latest craze in matchmaking.

Guests at these get-togethers are asked to sleep in a cotton T-shirt for three nights, in a row in order to capture their “odor print,” and to then bring the shirt with them in a Ziploc bag. At the event, the bags are color-coded based on gender and numbered by guest. Participants only know the number assigned to their own shirt.

The bags are then placed on a table where guests can sniff them at their leisure throughout the party. If a participant finds a scent particularly attractive, he or she can take a picture with the bag at a photo station. These pictures are then projected or posted on a wall so that a shirt’s owner can step forward and meet his or her odor’s admirer.

As strange as these pheromone parties sound, they may actually have some scientific backing. According to the Associated Press, “Research studies using similar T-shirt experiments have shown that people prefer different human scents. But whose smell they prefer is dictated by a set of genes that influence our immune response — which researchers say is nature's way of preventing inbreeding and preserving genetic adaptations developed over time.”

So, what do you think SodaHeads? Are pheromone parties reasonable or ridiculous?

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  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 03:25:55
    Frankly, I think your wife is little more than a replacement for your mother.

    I have an uncle much like you. He cannot leave the house in the morning, or do much of anything else, without a woman to help him. Whenever he doesn't have a girlfriend, or a wife, he temporarily moves back in with his parents. He's in his mid-fifties now and did that very thing two years ago. As I said, the man cannot function without a woman to take care of him.

    You're a lot like my uncle.

    Not a man, but rather a middle-aged child.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 10:35:37
    I wouldn't move in with anyone in the meantime, but I wouldn't clean, and I'd buy a lot of Burger King.
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 11:50:56
    So you are a middle aged child.


    If you stop cleaing when a woman leaves, no woman in her right mind will want to fill the void.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 11:57:38
    No, I'm a man who doesn't do women's work. That's for women to do.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 10:36:50
    Just a recognition that TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES are IMPORTANT. I do my job, she does hers.
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 11:55:49
    Men being incapable of functioning without women is not a part of the masculine gender role. Quite the contrary actually.

    My father always said that a man incapable of preparing his own food, mending his own clothes, or maintaining an uncluttered and orderly household isn't a man; but rather a child who left home too early.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 11:58:05
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 15:04:11
    Actually, he did and still does.

    You remind me of one of the babies I went to high-school with. One day a button popped off of my shirt during class. I asked the teacher if I could go next door to the home-ec room to get a needle and thread. She allowed me to do so. I came back and reattached the button while I actively participated in the lesson plan. A "tough guy", like you, started making fun of me for knowing how to stitch a button. I turned to him and said, "if you prefer depending on your mommy to fix every little thing that goes wrong in your life, that's your business. However, I prefer being able to take care of myself". The punk didn't even utter a response, but the ladies were impressed with my ability to take care of myself almost as much as they were with my response to the overgrown toddler.

    Do you think the men who blazed a trail across this country relied on women to cook and clean for them?

    Come on now boy.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 15:13:52
    Your REAL dad, maybe. The guy your mom slept with because the guy who raised you didn't have a pair of balls. He was a limp wristed pantywaist, probably dressed in frilly dresses too, and told you that was "normal". Why else would a REAL MAN advocate doing women's work? Other than being a fricking idiot?
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 15:25:24
    Oh my, you aren't resorting to ad hominem attacks on my family because the invalidity of your position has been exposed are you?

    Oh the horror... of logical fallacy.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 15:31:42
    No, I'm just pointing out that males do male things, and effeminate males and women do girly things. Gender roles, learn them, love them, but most importantly, LIVE them.
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 15:40:57
    Around four to six weeks ago I ran off a group of three young men (ages 13 to 16) because they had allegedly been trespassing, trying to open car doors, and issuing threats. I caught them looking in a neighbor's window and that was it. I offered them the option of a group ass kicking or retreat. After running their mouths long enough to realize I was serious, they chose the latter. After they left, I decided to patrol the neighborhood until sunrise. Nobody has seen hide nor hair since.

    What's the most manly thing you've done in the past month? I'm guessing you haven't done anything measuring up to my example because you've already stated that you wouldn't endanger yourself even for your wife's sake.

    Have a nice life... tough guy ;)
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 15:53:00
    Well, you bullied some little kids. Good job. I worked, and brought home a paycheck through PHYSICAL labor, not sitting on my fat ass behind a desk.
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 20:11:51
    "Well, you bullied some little kids."

  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 22:13:27
    I didn't stutter.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 15:14:54 (edited)
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 15:22:42 (edited)
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 15:30:29
    If you're earning money, then you can afford it. Maybe you should try earning money instead of mending clothes?
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 20:12:28
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 22:14:34
    You can buy something new instead of fixing the old thing if you're earning money, which is what you should be doing. Providing financially for yourself and whatever family you may have.
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 15:53:42
    A girl's task. Not worthy of a man whose balls have dropped.
  • SoD TKramar 2012/06/29 20:13:48 (edited)
    You're delusional chief.

    Yay, he blocked me!

    I win ;)
  • TKramar SoD 2012/06/29 22:15:03
    You're the one who's delusional, doing women's work.
  • TKramar TKramar 2012/06/30 12:05:12
    No, you didn't win, because I'm not going to argue with a WOMAN. And that's what you are. Enjoy your frilly dresses.
  • Bob P. Clarkson 2012/06/25 18:46:27
    Bob P. Clarkson
    Of the women I've matched up with, I enjoyed their smell very much. I've never got along on the basis of sight and lust and not liking the way they smell.
    This question put a tickle in my brain.
  • Fef 2012/06/25 18:10:37
    Only those interested in finding a love life on animal instincts instead of "reason" and human characteristics would smell underwear looking for love.
  • Melizmatic Fef 2012/06/26 17:13:15
  • Ruby De... Melizmatic 2012/06/26 17:21:42
    Ruby Dear - The Grifter of PHAET
    Please please please please please?

    It's getting really freaking annoying.
  • Melizmatic Ruby De... 2012/06/26 17:24:49

    That ship sailed like two weeks ago.

  • Ruby De... Melizmatic 2012/06/26 17:31:21
    Ruby Dear - The Grifter of PHAET
    *IS annoying. Is definitely annoying.
  • Melizmatic Ruby De... 2012/06/26 17:33:08
    You'd think someone so focused on profits would care more about keeping their site profitable.

    If it continues to be annoying people will find other sites to frequent.
  • Ruby De... Melizmatic 2012/06/26 17:42:53
    Ruby Dear - The Grifter of PHAET
    Being a frequent member of the site for years, I can see how many we lost already. For these very problems.
  • Melizmatic Ruby De... 2012/06/26 17:44:09
    That makes two of us.

    Many people have left.
  • Will on... Melizmatic 2012/06/26 17:44:32
    Will on the road again
    Ha Ha!! Get after him, Melz!! No rest for the weary. Ha!
  • Melizmatic Will on... 2012/06/26 17:46:38
  • Will on... Melizmatic 2012/06/26 17:49:48
  • Melizmatic Will on... 2012/06/26 17:51:23
  • FatherLiberty 2012/06/25 17:57:47
    Its strange but anything is resonable so long as it doesnt interfer in other peoples lives. Sodahead, you alrady ran this story a couple weeks ago... Cant come up with anything new?
  • Melizmatic FatherL... 2012/06/26 17:12:17
    Nope, they cant.
  • smitty 2012/06/25 17:30:41
    Didn't you cover this a couple months ago?

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