An interactive exploration of love, neuroscience and the senses! Forget love at first sight, what about love at first sniff?

This one-of-a-kind event explores the science of attraction through a range of enticing sensory adventures. Sensory Speed Dating debuted in 2013, and has since been held at a raft of music festivals in the UK and the US, as well as venues in London and New York – including the Book Club, Queen of Hoxton, the House of Yes and Littlefield.

Adventurous participants are given the opportunity to smell, hear, taste, touch, see and move their way to a greater understanding of the subconscious processes that drive our behavior and desires.

Guests discover what the smell of sweat tells us about a prospective partner, how eating raw kale and apricots transforms our capacity for flirtation, and why long vocal chords are sexy.

Open to daters of all persuasions—single, partnered, straight, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and everything in between— over 500 people so far have joined us for a titillating evening exploring how our senses drive love and lust.

Our unique experience has featured evolutionary psychologists, neuroscientists, biologists, comedians, historians, food designers and drag performers.

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