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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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  • Brynn BoomLover 2012/06/25 20:23:58
    Brynn
    You don't smell anything when online dating. Or when there's an attraction to a celb on the tv screen. It's probably not as much as you imagine.
  • McGill 2012/06/24 21:14:13
    Ridiculous
    McGill
    +1
    I understand pheromones are part of attraction but personally i think it sounds ludacris people are getting incredibly desperate .
  • N-RagedOwner 2012/06/24 20:33:02
    Reasonable
    N-RagedOwner
    +2
    If she's hot, smells good and is deciding to make my horrendous scent her source of happiness, then who am I to argue with her? :D
  • JayRevolution 2012/06/24 20:28:32
    Reasonable
    JayRevolution
    But it's disgusting.
  • Autumn 2012/06/24 20:11:12 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    Autumn
    +1
    I'm sure someone's tee shirt is bound to smell like mint chocolate chip ice cream and ink from the chick lit they read.

    That's a whole new level of desperation.
  • Pug For Huck 2012/06/24 20:06:41
    Ridiculous
    Pug For Huck
    +3
    What's next; sniffing each others ass?

    dogs greeting one another
  • Atmara Pug For... 2012/06/24 22:30:42
    Atmara
    Dont try it if you have a cold
  • Pug For... Atmara 2012/06/24 22:48:43
    Pug For Huck
    +1
    I would rather have a cold.
  • A Found... Pug For... 2012/06/24 22:46:38
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Same thing. I sleep in shorts, which I could put in a bag and go to the party. Smell my skid marks? Interested? The "gay" guy would be all over me like flies in the barnyard.
  • Pug For... A Found... 2012/06/24 22:53:07
    Pug For Huck
    +2
    Wow...
  • wilsonmja A Found... 2012/06/25 15:40:01
    wilsonmja
    I don't understand why the gay guy would be all over you in this scenario. Are you saying that gay guys are attracted to poop?
  • A Found... wilsonmja 2012/06/25 15:48:13
    A Founding Father
    Seems they must be else they wouldn't be attracted to their buddies anus. Did I misunderstand how that is done?
  • wilsonmja A Found... 2012/06/25 16:41:57
    wilsonmja
    No, you missinderstand what gay guys are attracted to. The sex part is just a small part of being gay and believe it or not, anal sex is not quite as common a practice among gays as you woul think. Besides, there are plenty of hetero guys that enjoy anal with females so wouldn't it stand to reason, by your logic, that there would be plenty of hetero guys that would love your skidmarks? I mean poop is poop right? I don't know, maybe you're just a homophobe?
  • wtxwoman A Found... 2012/06/26 17:34:14
    wtxwoman
    So, you don't know how to wipe your a** well, good to know. There are good smells from people, too. You have missed the whole point.
  • A Found... wtxwoman 2012/06/26 20:49:07 (edited)
    A Founding Father
    The "whole point" was a stupid blog about adult humans sniffing strangers underwear as an excuse for a one-night stand. I can imagine the sort of air heads doing this, smoking a joint, snorting a line of cocaine, sniffing and "hooking up". I discourage my dog from sniffing, but know that is just his way of making friends because he has no verbal skills. I suppose a lot of humans have become "non verbal" also and must resort to such things as breast implants and sniffing to attract mates. Choices, so many choices.
  • wtxwoman A Found... 2012/06/26 21:14:37
    wtxwoman
    It wasn't underwear, it was t-shirts. It was to show how people are controlled by their hormones. You read too much into it. There is hard science behind the idea if you would care to research it before running your mouth. Equating sniffing with drug use or breast implants further shows your ignorance and lack of understanding. Why so hostile? Did some woman make a negative comment about your body odor? Why assume all body odor is bad?
  • A Found... wtxwoman 2012/06/27 05:13:22
    A Founding Father
    If anyone has to use their "body odor" to attract a mate, there is something missing in the relationship, like brains, common interests, and expectation of
    intelligent conversation after the orgasm.
  • wtxwoman A Found... 2012/06/27 13:59:53
    wtxwoman
    You are missing the point.
  • A Found... wtxwoman 2012/06/27 21:54:34
    A Founding Father
    Which is?
  • wtxwoman A Found... 2012/06/27 23:18:40
    wtxwoman
    It's not that you use your smell to attract a mate. It's that it is there, whether you know it or not. Your reaction is subconscious. You keep saying 'body odor' like it's bad, but there are a lot of smells from a person that are good smells. Don't tell me you have never noticed the smell of a woman's breath as you came close to kiss her or the heat off her body when you make love, the smell of fresh washed hair and skin. There are all kinds of individual smells from a person if you take time to explore and haven't killed you sense of smell with tobacco, drugs or alcohol.
  • A Found... wtxwoman 2012/06/27 23:24:37
    A Founding Father
    We often call such persons "fart sniffers" - they seem unable to control the urge to sniff every time they hear a ripple. My Golden Retriever never misses a chance.
  • wtxwoman A Found... 2012/06/28 01:46:57
    wtxwoman
    Like I said, you missed the point completely.
  • JohnT 2012/06/24 20:04:28 (edited)
    Ridiculous
    JohnT
    +1
    Too strange for me, I must me weird, I like the old fashioned, take a lady to dine, or perhaps coffee, small talk, a picnic or even a walk around a nice lake. Inhaling laundry not on my list of get together's.
  • 8bitgonemad 2012/06/24 19:58:59
    Ridiculous
    8bitgonemad
    All I can say is.... LOL
  • Xerxes 2012/06/24 19:57:44
    Reasonable
    Xerxes
    +3
    Hell I look at this way, a party is a party
  • sglmom 2012/06/24 19:49:46
    Ridiculous
    sglmom
    +1
    Question ..
    can't PAID posters come up with something .. well .. original instead of recycling the post of another?

    Second .. NOPE .. not interested in the slightest to any 'odeurs' ..
    just another gimmick .. for those desperate to pay for any 'warm body' date ..
  • Moonbeams sglmom 2012/06/25 03:22:43
    Moonbeams
    +1
    ..And I thought I was having a bad case of Deja Vu! Lol
  • *~The Doctor's Rose♥~* 2012/06/24 19:49:27
    Ridiculous
    *~The Doctor's Rose♥~*
    +1
    "So you might end up being a total jerk, but I'll date you, because you smell nice." o.O WTH?
  • alex 2012/06/24 19:47:10
    Ridiculous
    alex
    +1
    This was already posted...x.x
  • burningsnowman 2012/06/24 19:45:35
    Ridiculous
    burningsnowman
    WTF is this. Sounds like something only the "colon cleansing" weirdo crowd could come up with.
  • taylordoesntdeserve 2012/06/24 19:41:03
    Reasonable
    taylordoesntdeserve
    +1
    I think that is awesome. It's a fun new way to try out dating; people get a laugh out of it, and maybe a new date.
  • mae 2012/06/24 19:25:07
    Reasonable
    mae
    It's reasonable to to expect a response to t-shirts that will [predictably] smell likeTide+dryer sheets+bath soap+shampoo+conditioner+anti... plus hints of what they ate and drank for supper the night before, possible cigarette/cigar/pipe smoke, hints of toothpast and mouthwash. Yes, so scientific. A freshly-laundered-in-Gain T-shirt would probably do it for me.
  • selena costa 2012/06/24 19:23:22
    Reasonable
    selena costa
    I THINK IT WOULD BE FUN!! ID DO IT!!!
  • Mel 2012/06/24 19:17:29
    Reasonable
    Mel
    YES YES...let me smell your panties ladies!! LOL!!! Don't get upset now it's only a joke.
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/24 19:11:32
    Ridiculous
    sockpuppet
    +1
    Some day, it'll be earwax, and we'll all look back on pheromone parties as the good old days.
  • ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿ 2012/06/24 19:09:51
    Ridiculous
    ✿Britt ❤'s Steven Tyler✿
    +1
    its a little weird i guess but if people wanna try it then thats cool too.
  • Rebel geek. 2012/06/24 19:01:14
    Ridiculous
    Rebel geek.
    f-u-c-k it
  • BoomLover Rebel g... 2012/06/24 21:30:04
    BoomLover
    P-o-t-t-y mouth much?
  • harasnicole 2012/06/24 18:51:05
    Ridiculous
    harasnicole
    +1
    Desperation, much?
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/06/24 18:44:22
    Ridiculous
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    Ugh....You already asked this question -_-
    It's still ridiculous the second time.....

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