I read an article a while ago that discussed women’s ability to choose a mate via smell. Did anyone else get a whiff of it?
According to the article, women are attracted to men with genes different from their own. How does she determine her level of attraction? Smell. Why is this important? Survival of the fittest. From the perspective of reproduction, different genes are the best, if humans are going to survive. It is hard to believe that the olfactory lobes within my brain are longing to be filled with the scent of a man, but not just any man, the one with genes different from my own. Are the senses really that accurate? I also wonder, will the scent wane over time? Or will I become desensitized to it after a while?
I find it amusing that there is a movie, Scent of a Woman, because for mating, it is more important that the woman catch the scent of a man. Instead of on-line dating sites with 27 levels of compatibility or attending speed dating lunches, all women need is a man’s stinky shirt to sniff. Dating has become so complex, yet it is really as plain as the nose on our face. Actually, controlled by the nose on our face.
I admit that I have experienced this smell that resulted in attraction to a man. The smell can be so overwhelming that it can affect your ability to think. Sounds great doesn’t it? It sounds good until the man is beyond your scent perimeter and you are sitting there craving it. As a woman, haven’t you ever asked a man if he could leave his shirt with you? It had his smell on it and you probably didn’t even realize it.
Maybe the nose, really does know? Whether preventing humans from eating spoiled food or choosing a proper mate, our nose is very powerful and we should use it to its full potential. Not only should you stop and smell the roses,but if you are a woman, you might want to stop and smell a man (or maybe just his shirt?). This is assuming you are looking for a mate, then again, you might just be in it for the smell. Breath in and enjoy.