Do Pheromones Really Play a Positive Role in Attraction?

Do Pheromones Really Play a Positive Role in Attraction?

You must have heard about the metaphorical saying ‘love is in the air’. It would indeed be interesting to speculate whether love (or let’s say physical attraction) is really in the air in the form of pheromones.

Pheromones are in fact natural chemical substances released by animals or humans, which work as aphrodisiacs influencing the physiology and behavior of others (usually the opposite sex).

Pheromones are generally predominant in animals or insects; although research has proved that human pheromones exist, it is said that they are not powerful enough to carry out their job of attraction, owing to everyday smog.

But there exists an intrinsic relationship between pheromones and attraction, which makes these chemical substances an ideal solution for many people struggling to attract the opposite gender. Although normally overlooked, it is a grave problem affecting sentimental and social life.


Although normally overlooked, it is a grave problem affecting sentimental and social life.

So, how will pheromones help you?

Pheromones are mainly used to make human interactions smoother, and, to be more specific, they help in arousal of sexual desire. In other words, using pheromone products will make members of the opposite sex become keenly aware of your presence as you walk past them.

According to many scientists, the vomeronasal organ (VNO) present in the noses of animals, allows detection of pheromones. Remarkably, a study conducted in 2011 on humans showed that the brains of participants exposed to the pheromone androstadienone reacted positively, irrespective of whether these participants possessed or lacked VNOs.

As research is continually being carried out to understand whether or not sexual attraction is triggered by pheromones, the following benefits are more or less established.


  • Pheromones boost the number of eye contact with the opposite gender
  • They enhance the number of times you interact with the opposite sex
  • Pheromones are instrumental in developing a speedy chemistry between men and women
  • These chemical substances power up the personal life of couples

So, if you are a man who has been suffering from many awkward moments when you tried hard to get attention from women but with zero results, be rest assured that application of pheromones is bound to alter that situation.

Interestingly, you will not only be at the receiving end of more eye contacts, but you will also find that these eye contacts are soon changing to real conversations and interactions. The same is true for women too.

Studies have shown that human pheromones have the remarkable capability of making the people interacting with you relaxed, and this, in turn, boosts the chances of dating the man or woman of your choice.

On a different note, if you wear pheromones during work, your colleagues will feel more relaxed while interacting with you.


Finally, pheromones can work wonders for partners by triggering sexual attraction and boosting the urge for physical relationships.

Are pheromones the only weapon of attraction?

Although pheromones and attraction are integrally related, pheromones are not everything. There are a lot of things that are crucial in triggering attraction, such as physical appearance, wealth, social status and personality, amongst others.

Pheromones for men are specially considered as effective at attracting opposite sex.

The world does go a lot by appearance and if you maintain an eye-catching getup, you are bound to attract those gazes you always longed for. You do not need to be a supermodel, a Mr. Universe or a diva, but following general rules of clean dressing, keeping body odor at bay, maintaining a sense of style, and so on, can save your day.


Also, your personality traits decide whether you can be the ideal mate, not to mention of social status and wealth, which are important show stealers.

On the whole, it is true that pheromone users do make a mark when it comes to attraction. In addition to pheromones, if certain other traits are maintained at the ‘optimal’ level, they can also be vital instruments of attraction.

Featured photo credit: TED via

More by this author

Adnan Manzoor

Data Analyst & Life Coach

50 Free Online Resources for Self-Motivated Learners How to Relieve A Toothache When A Dentist Isn’t Nearby? Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights! 10 Essential Oils That Help You Sleep Soundly. Are You Obsessed with Your Sneakers? They Can Be The Cause of Smelly Feet 5 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress and Stop Anxiety Quickly

Trending in People in a relationship

14 Proven Ways to Strengthen Relationships 2How to Create a Date She Never Forgets 3How to Handle High-Tension Situations and Tough Conversations 4Make Valentine’s Day Special: Romantic Gift Ideas 513 Ways to Handle Grief After the Loss of a Loved One

Read Next


4 Proven Ways to Strengthen Relationships

4 Proven Ways to Strengthen Relationships

While people have special days for relationship or love celebrations, true love really goes beyond that.

This article is specifically not for any special one-time love celebration or romance but it’s about all kinds of relationship. It’s about building all kinds of relationships with loved ones, colleagues, family members, and friends; to anyone who has proven to be someone worthy to share a part in the history of our existence.

When it comes to relationships, no one is really an expert. Everyone has lacking points which often starts so little and with time could cost much more than just a separation, it can lead to a complete loss of the relationship. Siblings may end up fighting with each other, families torn apart, co-workers against each other and even elderly couples ending up in divorce or worse.


There should be a way for redemption, to build back the lost trust and to build the bridges again linking relationships for a greater bond and for a better relationship. And the best way to do this is by being honest with ourselves, knowing what relationships need to survive and knowing that everyone has to give what it takes. Being perfect may not be the solution, but being self-aware is.

1. Take care of yourself first

Relationships are not easy and anyone who has tasted one can tell. Whatever happens in relationships is a mirror of everything about us. Have you imagined anytime we have bad and stressful days, our relationships seem to be more difficult? Our relationships suffer when we are not happy with ourselves and we can feel it. We feel the lacking, the difficulties, but the one thing we really don’t take into consideration is that we are the cause of the relationship’s shortcomings.

Have you ever seen yourself in a fight, only to wonder later, what you really were up against? Have you sometimes felt disappointed of your expectations when they were not met by people you expected? I really hope this post  helps you overcome all that. Everyone has needs and your instincts should be your perfect guide.


Whatever needs to be done for someone else and if your instincts tell you to make yourself happy first, please do so. Everyone has needs and everyone can make sacrifices but our happiness should be first. This doesn’t mean you don’t make some sacrifices but sometimes it’s best to make yourself happy first before you can make others happy.

2. Distance shouldn’t be a barrier

“If the vehicle can’t take the messenger, it could at least take the message”. This beautiful aged proverb implies that the message is more important than the sender.

Beautiful relationship quotes can help brighten the cloudy storm around your relationship. The greatest relationship mistakes made over time is the belief that only showers of gifts and being together are what sustains relationships. Well, this has been proven wrong.


A beautiful message to a loved one like inspiring love message on their profile can break any distance barrier. Little things matters and this is one thing people often neglect. However the distance, people feel special knowing they are remembered, knowing someone somewhere is thinking about them.

3. Remember seasonal celebrations

Many seasons of a year bring holidays periods for families, friends and loved ones to come together and have a wonderful time. Keeping these moments memorable must be your focus – birthdays, weddings, marriage anniversaries and all.

A great feast among the numerous feasts celebrated every year “Christmas” is a perfect time to reach out to families and friends, to have a merry filled moments that makes up for the times of separation, to exchange gifts and inspiring messages with those we sincerely care about. If we can’t be together with those we love in these special seasons, Christmas messages shouldn’t be beyond our reach too.


If keeping our relationships with people especially those we hold most dear matters much to us, these seasons should be kept in our minds. Remembering seasons and sharing happy moments is one of the proven ways to keep our relationships with loved ones.

4. Take the responsibility

Most times, it’s very easy to find something wrong with a relationship when we are unhappy. Blaming other people for our own feelings we expect them to come up with solutions for the problems and we give them total control over the relationship. Well, expecting a solution from this kind of situation is simply expecting something that will never come because you haven’t actually found the cause of the problem.

Before blaming someone else for what you feel,or for something you/they should have done earlier, the best solution is to look deeper into the problem to see if there is something you could have done to savage the situation, something that could have prevented the problem. Taking responsibilities for problems gives us the creative power for their solutions but if we blame someone else, we shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t do anything to find a solution and the problem becomes even worse.

Read Next