You may want to make sure that you are smelling fresh before you head out for a date as a recent study has revealed that odour plays a big role in sexual attraction.
Extra-marital dating site Victoria Milan conducted a survey of 5,071 cheating adults from 12 countries to find out how big a role does smell play, the Daily Star reported.
53% of the women surveyed said that they prefer their guys to smell natural, while 63% of men would prefer their female lovers to be themselves too by letting their natural scent do the talking.
A massive 78% of women would go home alone rather than sleep with a man who smells bad. Men on the other hand are more likely to take what they can get: five in every 10 say they’ll put up with any stench once they have a lady in the bedroom.
Reeking badly was also proven to be a relationship deal-breaker because half of the ladies polled admitted to ending it purely because the smell of her partner didn’t please her.
Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said: “There’s no doubt that the scent of a lover is a strong emotional and sexual trigger — years after an affair has ended, you never forget how delicious they smelled.”
He added, “You can’t really control how you look, but you can control how you smell — and that’s a huge win, as we’ve revealed what the preference is for men and women across the globe.