Love Is Blind And What About Its Nose?

One begins to perceive odors in the womb of the mother. Do not be surprised, yes, we begin to form a memory of smell by swallowing amniotic fluid at 8 weeks of age.

Although we are not aware of it most of the time, most of our feelings of liking/disliking and being peaceful in that environment are related to our early memories. Our reactions to smells are the details that have already been mapped and that have started to take shape from the mother’s womb.

When you enter an environment, there is a possibility that you do not see the color of the wall paint and cannot remember it when asked later because you did not pay attention. However, as long as you breathe, you do not have the luxury of not smelling the environment you enter. When asked what it smelled like, you might not be able to describe it. However, if 3 scents are smelled and one of them is the scent of this environment, you will automatically say the name of that place or at least summon a moment of your time to consciousness.

Even though our interpretations are different, we all fall in love with people who are partially familiar to us, but who are very distant in general terms and whose gene structure is different from us. We make these not according to the fragrant perfumes, but according to the skin odors. I’m not talking about magic. I’m talking about a scientific phenomenon called Mono Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), trying not to bother you. Each of us has a gene structure, and the way this genotype is reflected in our properties is called phenotype. This Phenotype gives clues about our Genotype. We often smell these phenotype marks and select the most suitable genotype (the most suitable mate for reproduction). Studies on the chemistry of love and unconscious selection criteria show that there is a connection between the scents we find attractive and our MHC type. In many scented t-shirt experiments, women preferred t-shirts with the smell of men with the most opposite MHC type. From this point of view, it can be said that opposites attract each other.

The most different gene structure means that you can make the healthiest new generations, that is, you can reproduce and make healthy generations as a partner. The more dangerous the consanguineous marriage, the less risk-free the most distant genotype.

Love may be blind, but its nose smells good!

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