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Human attraction is weird and confusing—and it’s about way more than looks

Looks matter, but so do sounds and smells.
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Tinder and Bumble would be a lot more effective if you could sniff your potential matches before swiping. Better yet, if you could smell them and hear them. Forget complex matching algorithms—just invent a way to spritz the person’s scent while you listen to them talk or read aloud (pro tip: go for “May I Feel Said He” by e.e. cummings, especially if you sound like Tom Hiddleston).

For most of us, the sound of a person’s voice and the smell of their body—yes, B.O. included—don’t seem

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