Dating by smell
There would be no sorting for gender, age, or sexual orientation; all decision-making relies upon the user’s sense of smell. No need to rely on lists of favorite movies or activities to find a mate.
I didn’t have to care whether anyone loved to travel or go to museums.
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.
When I first saw this, I thought it had to be a joke. I reached out to the founder, a person known as Tega Brain, to ask if this was real.Here’s how it all promised to work: The “mail odor” dating service offered to mail me a t-shirt to be worn for three days and nights.My lived-in shirt would be sent back, cut into scent swatches, and then mailed to participants.Dubbed "the first mail odor dating service" on its website, Smell Dating works by first sending users a t-shirt that they wear for three days and three nights without putting on deodorant or perfume.Then return the used T-shirt to the company so they can cut it up to send to potential mates.