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Women can now tell if a man is single just by taking a whiff, study suggests

A recent study suggests that women can determine if a man is single just by taking a whiff of his body odor.

Women can now tell if a man is single just by taking a whiff, study suggests
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Are you tired of wasting your time trying to figure out if that cute guy at the bar is single? Well, you can stop panicking about asking him because new research suggests that you can simply take a whiff to know that. This news is music to the ears of most single women everywhere. No more awkward conversations or embarrassing rejections. Just a few sniffs and you can determine if he is taken. Of course, the study did not suggest that one should start walking around the bar smelling people. But, in case, you find yourself in a situation where you can not help but take a whiff, you will be able to tell if he is off the market. According to IFLScience, the testosterone levels of men in committed relationships are lower than those of single men.

The difference in testosterone has been linked to the strength of their body odor. It is believed that women can detect these differences in testosterone levels through smell. According to the research published in Frontiers, humans are not only influenced by visual cues while choosing a partner, but they also make judgments based on smell. The body odor of a potential partner is evaluated through the sense of smell. This scent is thought to signify physical health and genetic compatibility. Therefore, it is not surprising that body odor plays a pivotal role in mate attraction and preference.

Image Source: GettyImages/ Photo by: 	gilaxia
Image Source: GettyImages/ Photo by: gilaxia

 

Moreover, a recent study focused on the differences in the body odor of single men and partnered men. In order to conduct the study, 91 men, half of whom were single and the other half in relationships, were asked to wear a plain white t-shirt and participate in a moderate exercise that would cause them to sweat. Afterward, the shirts were brought to 82 heterosexual women, who were asked to compare the smell of the shirts to a photograph of the man who wore them.

The results showed that single men's body odor was rated as smelling stronger than partnered men's body odor. Additionally, partnered women rated the faces of single men as more masculine than partnered men's faces. It suggests that the odor of single men affected the perceived masculinity of their faces.

Image Source: GettyImages/Photo by: 	Thomas Barwick
Image Source: GettyImages/Photo by: Thomas Barwick

 

Also, the results of the study suggested that women are able to detect the scent of unmarried men, yet they did not indicate that it was more appealing than that of men in committed relationships. Furthermore, when given the opportunity to view photos of the male participants, women seemed to prefer those who were in relationships, as they were perceived to be more dependable.

This study is sure to give single women a new perspective when it comes to their dating prospects. Now, they do not have to worry about whether that cute guy at the bar is available. All they can do is just take a quick sniff and find out! So ladies, the next time you are out in the town and wondering if he's single, don't worry about asking him, take a whiff and you'll have your answer.

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