After three days, mail back your funky shirt, and you will receive 10 other people's shirts in the mail.
For $25 (a pittance when you are considering the possibility of true love and/or dying alone) daters receive a t-shirt in the mail, along with instructions to wear it for three days.
Smell Dating recommends its clients avoid deodorant or perfume because these mask natural smells, but it's fine to get the shirt smelly with other things that indicate lifestyle choices — like cigarette smoke or a campfire.
The company claims that it will send you a t-shirt that you wear for three days straight before returning it, and in exchange you’ll receive assorted swatches of t-shirts worn by other Smell Daters just like you.
If your nose and someone else’s nose agree that you’re a match, Smell Dating will facilitate an introduction.
Smell Dating is an experimental dating service from the artists Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne of Useless Press (a jokey, fun, experimental, digital art group).
Daters exchange smelly worn t-shirts, and chose matches based purely on the smell of the shirts.When daters receive the shipment of 10 stinky t-shirt swatches, the only information to go on will be what you can surmise using your olfactory function.No personal information is included with the samples, including the absence of gender identifiers.Our members make connections via deeply intuitive cues, perfected in the ancient laboratory of human evolution.Surrender yourself to a poignant experience of body odor."They even cite research that suggests current high divorce rates are a side effect of "the overuse of deodorants and the underuse of our natural olfactory intelligence."And if you're wondering whether you can request to customize your match samples by gender presentation or sexual orientation, you can't, and for good reason.Although much remains unknown about smell perception, this cognitive process may be the reason that smell is so hard to describe in words, and often thought to be subjective...Smell Dating closes digital distance by restoring your molecular intuition.Basically, for (and if you live in New York), Smell Dating will mail you a t-shirt, which you are instructed to wear for three days and nights without using perfume or deodorant.After you've imbued it in your natural musk, you mail it back, and they send you a set of ten t-shirt swatches from 10 different potential matches.After the novelty of new, super hot sex wears off, once your partner's behavior begins to occasionally disgust you, and as you grow closer and closer to cohabitating, it's important that we continue to be drawn to that musky, slept-in t-shirt scent of theirs to keep us returning back to them.Smell Dating wants to start us off on the right foot, offering only a person's smell by which to discern a potential dating match.