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(USA Today)   Old and busted: computer dating. New Hotness: Pheromone parties, where you smell shirts that others have slept in, to find your future mate   (usatoday.com) divider line 9
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2012-06-24 04:54:01 AM  
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mephisto6: miss diminutive: Even if this is total bs, if it'll make even a few men stop dousing themselves in cologne before walking out the door, then it's worth it.

So my gf got me this after shave/cologne set and I don't even wear that stuff. I don't like to smell it in the office, or at the sports bar with dudes trying too hard...
Anyway, she said, "Just squirt it up in the air and walk under it. it really is nice and i like the way it smells."
No, I'm not going to squirt cologne in the air and walk under it every day. Apparently she really likes it, though. I asked her what it is, and she said, "Unforgivable." Looked it up...
You want me to wear P-Diddy cologne.
"Wellll, it smells great! Pleeeeaaase???"
Well... no!
I don't wear freaking cologne, and my after shave consists of ice. What do you do with this?



Wear it to be nice to your girlfriend. Sheesh, it isn't going to kill you.

Unless you tried it and honestly just can't stand the smell at all as opposed to the idea of wearing cologne. But I bet your girlfriend does stuff for you just to make you happy, at least have the decency to return the favour. It's what people who are not completely self-centred do.

Besides, if you do wear it she might decide to do something extra special to be nice to you, if you know what I mean.
2012-06-24 04:37:47 AM  
2 votes:

mephisto6: miss diminutive: Even if this is total bs, if it'll make even a few men stop dousing themselves in cologne before walking out the door, then it's worth it.

So my gf got me this after shave/cologne set and I don't even wear that stuff. I don't like to smell it in the office, or at the sports bar with dudes trying too hard...
Anyway, she said, "Just squirt it up in the air and walk under it. it really is nice and i like the way it smells."
No, I'm not going to squirt cologne in the air and walk under it every day. Apparently she really likes it, though. I asked her what it is, and she said, "Unforgivable." Looked it up...
You want me to wear P-Diddy cologne.
"Wellll, it smells great! Pleeeeaaase???"
Well... no!
I don't wear freaking cologne, and my after shave consists of ice. What do you do with this?


Maybe just use it for sexy time?
2012-06-24 05:27:10 AM  
1 votes:

mephisto6: Nidiot: Unless you tried it and honestly just can't stand the smell at all

I really have no idea what the scent is, other than i don't like wearing cologne. Don't think i stink... She wraps herself up in my shirt and takes them home (we don't live together, yet), a trophy thing? Who knows. It's not a deal-breaker yet, just bringing it up because scent's the subject and someone brought up cologne.

Anyway, can't we just wear soap and sweat?



Well wearing cologne doesn't hurt you and it would make her happy, so it is a really small price to pay to make someone you care about happy. I am not sure where your vehement aversion to wearing cologne comes from, perhaps you associate it with total douchebags or something, but I swear if you you are not a douche now, wearing cologne wont turn you into one, you will still be the same person you were before. In the end you can't feel it or see it and only someone very close to you will smell it. Hell, you might find you actually like how it smells. Fragrance is just another aspect in which to add pleasure in life, the way you can enjoy things that look good, feel good, sound good or taste good. Sometimes it is nice to just get pleasure from something that smells good too. It is not saying you smell bad, it is more about adding a bonus extra good smell just for fun.

Which is why I said if you actually can't stand the way it smells all bets are off and that bottle is not getting used.
2012-06-24 04:39:33 AM  
1 votes:

Warrener: TommyymmoT: Whenever I see a girl I'd like to meet, I introduce myself, and present her with my dirty underwear, usually in a heart shaped box.
Right there on the street.
It's more romantic that way.

Why no, I'm not married.
Why do you ask?

I simply ask them if they want to smell my sheets.

It's just as effective.


I get them to smell my undershirt, it's doused in chloroform though....
2012-06-24 04:16:18 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: The pheremones prime your body for susceptibility to pair-bonding and so on, exposing yourself to them from a source other than the person producing them isn't going to actually do anything unless you are also getting them from the person at the same time....


Holy crap, you sound as flaky as the people you're mocking.
2012-06-24 04:14:45 AM  
1 votes:
Even if this is total bs, if it'll make even a few men stop dousing themselves in cologne before walking out the door, then it's worth it.
2012-06-24 03:53:47 AM  
1 votes:

JustinCase:
Can't explain it, certain very special people have a scent that renders me a visceral and atavistic reaction. It rocks.


The pheremones prime your body for susceptibility to pair-bonding and so on, exposing yourself to them from a source other than the person producing them isn't going to actually do anything unless you are also getting them from the person at the same time, in which case the smelly pajamas are redundant.

The reaction's also not conscious, your conscious opinion of someone's smell is generally mostly informed by culture, not biology. So there's that too.

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: I take it for you dating isn't much of any issue anyway, is it?


Not with women that believe in things like this, alien abduction, curing cancer with magnets, and so on, no. So I have that going for me at least.
2012-06-24 03:33:37 AM  
1 votes:
That is not even remotely how pheremones work, but fine, whatever. If the kind of idiots that think this has even the remotest basis in science are busy sniffing each others' undershirts that at least slightly lowers the percentage of my dating pool that believes religiously in demonstrably false pseudoscientific bullshiat.

So thanks for statistically improving my quality of life slightly, random moron who failed high school biology.
2012-06-24 03:32:13 AM  
1 votes:

jtown: Molavian: jtown: What if I don't wear a shirt to bed?

(You're welcome for that mental image.)

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No way, man! I'm not bald.


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