Leave off your perfume when you meet up with your date for the first time and let your natural scent introduce the true you. You’ll have a better chance of finding out whether the two of you will hit it off. Studies have shown that our sense of smell plays a role in how we choose partners. Humans throughout the ages have used smell to learn information about potential mates. One psychologist says perfumes mask the scents that might attract a mate.
Wearing perfume or cologne on your first date can get in the way of the natural chemistry you might have. Not that there’s anything wrong with dabbing on a sexy musk or spritzing on a sweet romantic scent. Just know that the amazing commercial scent may be hiding the real you.