There’s a new way to meet potential suitors that doesn’t involve engaging in awkward conversation. In New York and Los Angeles, singles are attending mixers called Pheromone Parties, which allow participants to use their noses to find a date. Creator of the parties, Judith Prays, thinks scent is a more natural and intuitive way to find out if someone turns you on.
Here’s how it works: Singles pay the $30 fee, show up sans deodorant, lotion or perfume/cologne, but with a T-shirt they’ve been sleeping in for the last three nights. The pheromone infused tees are placed in plastic baggies and given numbers. Then singles drink absinthe and sniff away until they find their favorite stank. When they identify the smell most suited for them, they take a picture with the numbered plastic baggie. These photos are projected on a screen and daters can decide whether or not they want to approach.
Would you sniff your dates instead of talking to them?