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Dating by Scent

Basisnote.com Matches Partners by Body Odour Compatibility

— May 14, 2009 — Lifestyle
We've seen a lot of matching making sites, but dating by body odour? That's new to us, which is why were intrigued by scent matching websites like Basisnote.com.


Scientific evidence is conclusive that if the opposite sex likes your stink, you are golden. The term is major histocompatibility complexes (MHC).

"The basisnote scent tests serve to determine your individual scent profile by means of your scent preferences or your genes. In situations where the nose cannot smell anything - e.g. in the search for a partner via Internet - the tests replace the human sense of smell and make it possible to match individual scents," the dating site says.

"The basisnote scent matching procedure compares two profiles at a time and reveals how well they are suited to each other and what the chance is that the chemistry between the two persons will match."

There is no doubt that MHC is real, and a select few dating sites are trying to leverage this in the highly competitive world of online dating.

Guys! More proof you don’t need to shower.
Trend Themes
1. Scent Matching - Scent matching websites like Basisnote.com are leveraging body odor compatibility to match potential partners.
2. MHC Dating - Online dating sites are using the concept of major histocompatibility complexes (MHC) to determine compatibility based on body odor.
3. Chemical Attraction - Scientific evidence of MHC demonstrates that individuals are attracted to the scent of individuals with complementary immune systems.
Industry Implications
1. Online Dating - The online dating industry can incorporate scent matching algorithms and tests to improve compatibility matching between potential partners.
2. Fragrance and Perfume - Fragrance and perfume companies can explore partnerships with scent matching websites to create personalized fragrances tailored to individuals' scent profiles.
3. Genetic Testing - Genetic testing companies can develop tests specifically designed to analyze and match individuals' major histocompatibility complexes, providing insights into potential compatibility in relationships.
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