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Are ‘Pheromone Parties’ New Trend in Biological Matchmaking?
The Blaze ^ | 4/17/12 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 04/17/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT by Nachum

First impressions often include nice eyes, a great laugh or a beautiful smile, but a relatively new dating technique could eliminate all physical and personality snap judgements and pair partners based on smell preferences.

It’s called a Pheromone Party. Participants are asked to wear the same shirt to bed — sans deodorant or perfume — for three nights. The shirts are placed in their own bag, then passed around at a party were the guests choose their date by most the attractive smell. If we’re basing this solely on pheromones though, the smell itself shouldn’t really make too much of a difference on preference and what participants would really be attracted to more subconsciously is a chemical being inhaled.

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KEYWORDS: biological; matchmaking; parties; pheromone
Do these pants make me smell too big?
1 posted on 04/17/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Whoa, for a second I thought that said “skirt”.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Nachum
Par-TAY!

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3 posted on 04/17/2012 10:08:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
One could quickly identify the liberals...

4 posted on 04/17/2012 10:08:59 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Nachum

Pheromone Party = Occupy Wall Street


5 posted on 04/17/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Pheromones are nothing to sniff at.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

If I don’t like the way somebody smells, am I a racist?


7 posted on 04/17/2012 10:20:52 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Nachum

For it to be halfway reliable you’d have to make sure the ladies weren’t using hormonal contraceptives.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 10:20:52 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Si cum canibus magnis currere non potes, sta in portico.)
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To: Nachum; Lazmataz
Clearly we need to get a read on this from our resident expert.

Some say he has a detatchable penis and has an irrational fear of latex.

We don't know, we only know that they call him "The Laz"

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9 posted on 04/17/2012 10:21:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum

Combine this with cuddle parties and Tupperware parties and you’ll have a very popular fad! LOL!


10 posted on 04/17/2012 10:26:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

New meaning to “passing the smell test”


11 posted on 04/17/2012 10:28:41 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: cripplecreek
Aw, damn... did I miss the Top Gear season opener?
12 posted on 04/17/2012 10:28:55 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

It won’t work if the woman is on the pill because it interferes with her pheromones and also keeps her from smelling them also.It’s been said that it could be a huge contributed to the divorce rates because once she is off the pill and trying for a family all of a sudden she may find she is married to someone once the pheromones return that is not right for her.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 10:31:47 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Charles Martel

Yeah it was a two hour special of a trip across India.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
"Participants are asked to wear the same shirt to bed — sans deodorant or perfume — for three nights."

ROFL

Beer, brats, sauerkraut, and baked beans for 3 nights should get you alot of attention at one of those......

15 posted on 04/17/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

“Beer, brats, sauerkraut, and baked beans...”

Dad’s recipe was an order of greasy onion rings and a hard boiled egg washed down with a quart of Miller.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 10:51:25 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: chris_bdba

It’s amazing, the nonsense that some people post.

Where the hell did you come up with that?!


17 posted on 04/17/2012 11:21:50 AM PDT by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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To: Nachum
My shirt would smell like Irish Spring.
18 posted on 04/17/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Pheromone Party = Occupy Wall Street

I paid a brief visit to Occupy in Manhattan last October.Your comment must be the explanation for why I didn't find a *single* one of the participants to be the slightest bit "intriguing".

19 posted on 04/17/2012 11:35:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Charles Martel

Heads up if you’re on line.

The replay of last night’s season premiere is just starting on BBC America (6 PM eastern)


20 posted on 04/17/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

That picture has a white lab rat in the lap of the person ... Algernon, stop that!


21 posted on 04/17/2012 3:16:14 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks, I decided to just buy it from Amazon (they add each episode to my streaming videos folder). They got me hooked by putting a bunch of the previous seasons’ episodes out there as part of the free “Prime membership” material.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 3:34:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

I like the British version better than the American version. The American version would be better if they replaced Tanner with someone who doesn’t irritate me.

Apparently there’s an Australian and Russian version of the show as well.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 3:51:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Amazon gives away the new U.S. episodes when you buy the U.K. ones - or at least they did last season. It's not as though the original show is in a foreign language; I really don't see what the U.S. and Aussie shows add to the franchise.

Maybe if they'd managed to snag Leno during his hiatus period, then the show would've been watchable. He'd be a natural for the "Clarkson" role, in a somewhat less curmudgeonly sort of way. Ah, well.

24 posted on 04/17/2012 4:28:28 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
Leno would be good. I think Dennis Leary might not be bad in the place of Tanner but you really do need someone who really knows cars.

I never really had any appreciation for European cars but I've fallen in love with the Aston Martin since watching Top Gear.

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25 posted on 04/17/2012 4:35:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
With a car like that, you'd always smell of Connolly leather. An unfair "pheromonal" advantage. ;-)

BTW, if you like motorsports stuff, check out Eric Bana's movie, "Love the Beast". Interesting celebrity autobio/car freak story.

26 posted on 04/17/2012 7:28:55 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: cripplecreek
I like the British version better than the American version.

ditto

27 posted on 04/17/2012 7:46:46 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Nobama_ever

Medical research: http://www.livescience.com/2781-pill-women-pick-bad-mates.html that is where.Now you can apologize for insulting people with your stupidity.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 9:24:43 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Nobama_ever

Also here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/pill-makes-women-less-responsive-720132.html and here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2677697.stm


29 posted on 04/17/2012 9:27:06 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Nachum

“I smell sex and...candy”


30 posted on 04/17/2012 9:28:45 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: chris_bdba

My apologies to Claus Wedekind from the University of Lusanne in the 1990s. Lol!

I didn’t read where Dr. Claus felt that the world was coming to an end because of the scents given off from women on the Pill!


31 posted on 04/17/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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