You gotta wonder...I certainly do.
The singletons are at it again.
I've been married since 1975 and dated my wife almost exclusively for two years before we married so the dating scene escapes me, or I escaped it. Singletons have been trying to meet matches through more inventive ways each year. We've evolved from church socials, sock hopes, proms, blind dates, cruising the grocery stores and bars, book stores, coffee shops to speed date and Internet web sites such as Match.com. Now technology has reached a new peak as people try finding matches by smelling other's underwear.
It's in Salon, so it must be true.
Lauren Eggert-Crowe wrote an article about a new trend. LA's hot thing is sniffing slept-in tee shirts. Here's a link to her article, http://www.salon.com/2012/05/19/sex_scents_and_pheromones/singleton/, so I'll skip the details and give you the essence (sorry). You sleep in a tee shirt for three nights, take it to a gathering where it's assigned a number. People smell your shirt. If an attraction is found, they take your shirt to a camera and hold it up for a photo. The photos are projected as a slideshow throughout the evening. When you see someone holding up your numbered shirt that strikes your fancy, you seek them out.
What will they think of to smell next? Let's keep the lid on that box.
Now, speaking for myself, I'd be leery of someone finding my sleepwear's smell a reason to desire me. I mean, I've smelled the tee shirts that I've slept in, or almost smelled them. My self defenses closed my nostrils before the offending garment was too close. I'm not surprised. A bloody lot of sweat oozes out of me at night, soaking shirt and sheets. The cats like my tee's smell, apparently. One will seize the moment when I toss the shirt down to go to it, take a thorough olfactory tour, sometimes rub their little furry heads against it, and sometimes lie down on it with a slightly glazed look.
I think it's love.
So I guess the singletons have something going for them at an animal level when they try finding a match by smelling the other's clothes. Still, I'm glad I'm married and don't need to go through all that. Like I say, I'm not sure what my smell will attract.
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