Forget Tinder, love is in the air, you just need to sniff it out…
We’re no experts on love, but this unusual party theme is one that everyone’s talking about. When we first heard about pheromone parties we were initially disgusted. It seems that our generation no longer expects to meet the love of their life down at their local bar or even from a sweaty drunken kiss in a night club. Generation Y prefers, it seems, to cut to the chase when it comes to meeting the opposite sex and get right down to the science.
If you scratch the surface there is a cornucopia of niche dating events and evenings all across Toronto (equestrian lovers, Christian dating, sporty singles, sugar daddies and even vampire dating). But we’re going to put it out there; pheromone parties might just be the weirdest.
The idea is that you buy a new, plain white cotton shirt and sleep in it for three nights in a row. During the day you keep your tee in the freezer to lock in the scent and avoid things like deodorants, creams and spicy foods which might interfere with your natural pheromones.
After three nights have passed you take your zip-lock bag to a hosted pheromone party. Your bag is then labelled with a unique number on a color coordinated label, guy’s shirts with blue labels and girl’s shirts with pink labels. Once everyone’s bags are labelled the guests are free to get their sniff on. The hope is that you will find a bag that contains a smell that isn’t so disgusting that you vom into it.
Because apparently pheromones play a big part in how attracted you are to someone, scientifically once you find a smell you like you may just be more attracted to them once you meet them. So you find a shirt you like and then have your photo with the bag. Hopefully the owner of that smell will see you holding his bag (not an innuendo) and come chat to you.
And that’s all there is to it! If sticking your nose into a sack of someone’s dirty laundry sounds like your cup of tea then get yourself down to a pheromone party and hopefully sniff yourself out a date. For now, we’re going to stick to the good old fashioned swiping and leave the dirty laundry in the hamper.