Deano’s answer to: “Are there examples of online dating sites where you can use your sense of smell (or body chemistry) to attract a date before meeting the person in real life?”

No, such sites do not currently exist (or are still in "stealth mode").

That said, the idea of transmitting smells via the Internet is nothing new – in fact, DigiScents was a startup created 10 years ago to develop the "iSmell", a hardware device that could reproduce smells based on a data file transmitted via email, or embedded in a website.

It's entirely possible that one could license the iSmell IP, and embed similar data into dating profiles. Of course, the original iSmell was an output-only device – which means a second device (iSniff?) would be required to identify and codify the unique smell(s) of each site member.

Read more on this rather unusual startup, as well as a few other historical attempts at transmitting smells electronically here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISmell

Are there examples of online dating sites where you can use your sense of smell (or body chemistry) to attract a date before meeting the person in real life?

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