Yes, Pheromone Parties. Parties where people are asked to wear a shirt for a few consecutive nights and then bring it along with them in a plastic bag. These bags are then numbered (only the owner of the shirt knows their own number) and placed on a table for everyone to sniff at their leisure. When someone finds a shirt that they consider to have an attractive scent, a picture is taken of them holding the bag. The pictures are then put up on a projector so that if the owner of the bag finds the person who chose it appealing, they can make contact.
Started by a California woman who was fed up with trying to find a date online, these match-making parties have been held in New York and L.A. and are planning on expanding to other cities.
Science has proven that it is possible for people to pick up even the slightest differences in smells, almost like an initial screening. It’s also theorized that people can pick up weaknesses in genetic code in potential matches.
The most common frequenters are generally young students who are more interested in the possibility than in finding love itself, but that isn’t to say anyone else is excluded. So keep an eye out, if a Pheromone Party comes to your town you might just “smell-out” the person of your dreams!