“The best part about doing this is it's safe,” says Schreffler, who got a deck of cards herself.
“Your contact details aren't visible, and if he messages you with something unsavory, you can write him off.” thing, Grouper Social Club might be.
Pheromones have been shown to affect attraction in the animal kingdom, and the phenomenon may carry over to humans.
Here’s how it works: Before the party, you wear a T-shirt for three days straight, and then seal it in a plastic bag with a number you’re assigned.
There’s also time between speakers and after to mingle.
Groups are gathered based on something everyone has in common like age or profession.
The idea is to meet people who’ve presumably been vetted by someone in the group.
One problem: “You need a matchmaker/fairy godmother type swishing around the room making introductions,” says Laura Schreffler, author of While you likely never thought you’d find your match by sniffing unlaundered shirts, the hosts behind pheromone parties say science is on their side.
With the exception of a few tidbits the site’s creators might provide, you won’t know anything about the other person until your call.
“Speed dating is less intense than a traditional one-on-one date, and if it’s awkward the time commitment is minimal,” says Leslie, a single in Los Angeles.
But ups the odds you’ll like whom you meet with events for people who share an interest or a characteristic. Their first happening: zombie speed dating on the eve of the Me So Far “Story Sessions” puts to use those Power Point skills you’ve honed at work to tell a group of people all about you.
Type in the name of a locale to view profiles of singles there—or let your phone’s GPS alert the app to your location, and it’ll generate a map of singles around you.
Contact members you’re interested in for an impromptu meeting—or just show up where they are. You can control whether other users see your exact location or an approximation displaced by 1 to 2 miles.