Six reporters, photographers and media chiefs are to be tried for invasion of privacy over topless photos of Kate Middleton

In a beautiful written piece for the New York Times, Trevor Noah paints a picture of his childhood with his mother

Choosing a partner: The nose knows

2014-04-06 17:02

London - Organisers of a regular matchmaking event in London are testing smells as a way to make ideal couples: each guest at the party in Stories bar on Broadway Market must bring a T-shirt in which they have slept for three nights.

The idea is to rely on odours we don't consciously notice.

Pheromones are naturally occurring chemicals produced by humans and animals during moments of stress, fear and lust.

Researchers believe they play an important role in partner compatibility, and bars from Berlin to New York have been offering fun with pheromones.

The T-shirts are placed inside a zip-lock bag with an assigned number. Only the T-shirt's owner knows the bag's number. The bags are arranged on a table and guests can open the bags and sniff the T-shirts over the course of the evening.

If you find a shirt that seems agreeable, you take a photo of yourself with the bag and its number, which is then projected as a slideshow on a wall.

If the T-shirt's owner sees a person they find attractive showing delight in their pheromones, they can chat them up. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively just proved that love really does exist! Read More »

Millie Bobby Brown has bagged her first American magazine cover. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.