Smelly t shirt dating
If two participants like the smell of each other, Smell Dating will give them the other's contact information. Explaining their decision to build a dating service on unwashed t-shirts, Smell Dating say on their website: "Unlike sight and sound, smell is interpreted first in terms of memory and emotion before being mapped to language." The site says: "The internet has replaced fleshy experience with flat apparitions, avatars and painstakingly curated profile pics.
Smell Dating closes digital distance by restoring your molecular intuition.
But we just don’t — it’s just not part of our vocabulary to talk about it,” Lavinge said.While most matchmaking services would require you to submit a photo, bio and at the very least your gender or sexual preference, Smell Dating only requires one thing: a t-shirt that smells of you. Perfumes and deodorants are discouraged as they may overpower your natural smell but cigarette smoke and other scents that reflect your lifestyle choices are allowed.Three days later, once your t-shirt is sufficiently grubby and smells of your natural odour, it is sent back to the company and in return you will receive 10 equally smelly t-shirts (yay! After giving each t-shirt a whiff and carefully selecting your favourite, you must wait to see if the feelings are mutual and if your scent is as attractive as you hope. Created by the quirky digital group ‘Useless Press’, Smell Dating is still in experimental stages and currently only limited to 100 people.Each of its first 100 clients received a T-shirt to wear for three days straight without bathing.The clients then mailed the T-shirts back to Brain and Lavigne's "Sweat Shop" at NYU, where they were cut into swatches.