June 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM ET
That old, sweaty T-shirt may be your ticket to meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right. That's according to the people behind “pheromone parties,” where singles looking to meet a compatible date submit a recently slept-in T-shirt in a freezer bag. If potential suitors like what they smell, they can meet the person whose scent made their olfactory systems light up.
Kathie Lee has a problem with this idea. “What if nobody wants to sniff you? That’s cruel." Hoda asked why people wouldn't want to sniff someone's bag.
“Because they don’t like the way you smell.” KLG said. “What if everybody teams up and you’re alone?”
Hoda said that she would like the smell of Lever 2000 or fresh laundry. She said she doesn’t like sweaty.
“I know what you would like and it’s hanging in my closet,” Kathie Lee said. “Remember when we went to see Hugh Jackman on Broadway?”
He was, apparently, sweating profusely during the show. After the performance, his T-shirt was auctioned off for charity and Kathie Lee took the opportunity to bid on it.
She won the auction but the sweaty shirt was so expensive she had to tell husband Frank. “How do you tell your husband that you wanted another man’s sweaty T-shirt?”
KLG said she ran into the garment in her closet yesterday. “I didn’t sniff it, though. That would just be disturbing.”
TODAY.com contributor Jillian Eugenios has a policy against sniffing clothes belonging to total strangers so she will have to pass on the pheromone party invite.
Do you sleep better alone or with a partner?