This particular neural pathway means that, unlike sight and sound, smell is interpreted first in terms of memory and emotion before being mapped to language.
A: At Smell Dating we understand the metrics of compatibility are chemical; connection is a matter of intercourse not interface.
The Internet has replaced fleshy experience with flat apparitions, avatars and painstakingly curated profile pics.
As researchers Nadia Wagner and Adam Jasper observe, the difficulty with communicating smell is not due to the subjectivity of perception but in describing it in language.
This is evident in the English language, which has no specific vocabulary to describe smell and approximates olfactory experience using adjectives borrowed from the other senses.
However when it comes to long-term romantic partnership it may actually be riskier to ignore the powerful signal of scent than to rely on it.