Smell shirt dating
In the first "sweaty T-shirt" experiment, a Swiss zoologist, Claus Wedekind, set up a test of women's sensitivity to male odors.
He assembled volunteers, 49 women and 44 men selected for their variety of MHC gene types.
I could now explain the science behind it at this point, but really you want to know what happens when a group of grown men and women get a bit pissed and start sniffing T-shirts don’t you?
I was pretty up for this idea at first, because I’ve been complimented on my perfume more than once (as in, almost twice) – apparently I smell nice/ not terrible.
Daters exchange smelly worn t-shirts, and chose matches based purely on the smell of the shirts.The good news, single people of America, is that you just got one more option when it comes to online dating.The bad news is that it’s a service called Smell Dating, where you have to wear a shirt without deodorant for three days, send it to the Smell Dating people, and then wait for them to send you other people’s dirty shirts to see if you like how they smell enough to want to meet them and potentially smell them for the rest of your life.We thought that we had seen every dating trend imaginable, from eye gazing parties to matchmaking apps exclusively for gluten free users, and then along came Smell Dating: the World’s first mail odour dating service.The New York based dating service matches couples based on their natural odour (please don’t sign us up), arguing that scent plays a more important role in romance than we might necessarily think. Here’s how it works: After signing up online and paying a £17 fee, the potential daters are each sent a brand new t-shirt in the post that they are instructed to wear for three days straight.