Pheromones for Love

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26751949

Oookay. So online dating goes to a whole new level with sniffing clothes. I understand that pheromones have a big impact on how you perceive others, but really? Sniffing clothes to find out whether you like a person or not? I think that’s a bit far-fetched. Humans rely much less on the sense of smell than other animals, like dogs (who sniff each other’s butts due to a special gland located there). We use our vision and hearing, and only really bad smells get to us.

So, shouldn’t a person’s looks and voice matter much more than their smell? This smells like just another gimmick to stand out. I think even if we subconsciously detect pheromones, we’ll be overwhelmed by other odours that are stronger.

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