Dating has gotten pretty weird... the online dating is super impersonal, the swiping is boring, the actual dating part- as in going on a date - is a mission. But this? This is on a new level. People are now looking for love in PHEROMONE PARTIES!
You probably know what pheromones are, they're chemicals we sweat out and what makes people attracted to each other. In other words, your peste.
For these Pheromone Parties you're supposed to grab a clean shirt and wear it for a few days getting it nice and sweaty. Then you put it in a bag and take it to the party.
People take turns SMELLING everyone's sweaty shirts . . . and then they mark down who they're attracted to. After everyone's done smelling, you get to see whose shirt is whose, and then you can talk to the people whose scents got you going.
A woman who recently hosted a pheromone party in San Francisco says it's a, quote, "different take on mating . . . so visceral and subconscious." And sweaty. Don't forget sweaty.