Then you mail the (at this point, smelly) t-shirt back and in return you get samples of t-shirts worn by other people who have done the same thing.After a few big sniffs, you choose your favorite t-shirt smells on the Smell Dating website and if there’s a match, the service connects you over email.(Maybe not one to tell my grandkids, but definitely when I’m trying to make people pay attention to me at parties.) After I had officially registered on the Smell Dating website, I gave all my friends fair warning. I This is me feeling proud that it had been two days and I didn’t smell!I tried to help the process by using my most aromatic LUSH products in the shower and spending a lot of time at a local coffee shop that specializes in Nutella drinks and baked goods.
When it came to smell, I wasn’t looking for a pleasant odor as much as I was just trying to eliminate the bad ones.If the owner of that shirt also picks yours, Smell Dating will send you both each other's phone numbers and communication can began.Researchers believe that our unique bodily scent plays a larger role in our social lives than we know.James then spent a good five minutes trying to get me to eat an olive, despite the fact I do not want to eat olives, ever.We talked about other things in between, like how we found out about the project (he, a friend; me, my job) and whether or not I was going to write about our date (“Maybe! I learned that James and I had very different approaches when it came to choosing our matches.So when I read about Smell Dating, a new dating website which matches people entirely based on body odor, I decided to give it a try.The service cost and was only available to 100 people living in the New York City area.Everything would be anonymous and participants weren't allowed to include any personal information like sexual orientation. “It’s about trusting subconscious intuition and not falling back on inevitable preconceptions and prejudices,” Smell Dating creator Tega Brain told Buzz Feed when the website launched in February.After wearing the same shirt for 72 hours straight, I'd then swap shirts with 10 other people in the hopes I would find some of their scents appealing.Mostly, I was just hoping that none of the shirts would make me gag.I was excited to try the service, if a little dubious.