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Does this make scents? Pheromone parties for single people

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A new type of gathering is making a stink on the coasts.

Singles are attending so-called pheromone parties in New York and Los Angeles where guests are asked to wear a t-shirt, bring it to the party, put it in a ziplock bag, and then pass it around to be smelled by other participants who'll decide if they feel the funk.

The experimental matchmaking parties caught wind as an alternative for the online dating-weary, but the science of scent is not new for researchers who say the sense signals may indicate genetic combinations that could lead to weaker or stronger offspring.

Several dozen people attended a recent party in L.A. 

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