Could Smell Be The Secret To Attraction?

Get a whiff of this.

When it comes to finding your soulmate, does the nose know?

That's what Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne wanted to find out when they launched Smell Dating, a project that aims to match potential mates based on their scents.

In the latest episode of the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast, I agreed to partake in Smell Dating to find out exactly what happens when you wear the same t-shirt for three days without deodorant in hopes of snagging a date. 

Accompanied by Love+Sex Podcast producer Katelyn Bogucki, I spoke with Brain and Lavigne as well as Adam Simon, a listener and fellow Smell Dating participant, who inspired this episode. Finally, we spoke with Dr. Charles Wysocki, a meritas member of The Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, to learn more about the science behind scent and whether or not it has potentially attractive properties.

Find out what happened by listening to the podcast:

The HuffPost Love+Sex podcast is produced by Katelyn Bogucki and edited by Nick Offenberg.

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