Dating with sweaty palms
What does a 43-year-old single mom have in common with a teenager?As it turns out, no matter how old we are, we get nervous about first dates.Dates were introduced into Mexico and California by the Spaniards in 1765, around Mission San Ignacio.A date palm cultivar, probably what used to be called Judean date palm, is renowned for its long-lived orthodox seed, which successfully sprouted after accidental storage for 2000 years.Although its place of origin is unknown because of long cultivation, it probably originated from lands around Iraq.
That critical system controls basic, automatic bodily functions such as your heartbeat, pupil dilation, fight-or-flight response and even blushing.
The body uses this sweat to cool itself down, and usually body odor isn't associated with this kind of sweating (which is why you don't see palm deodorants on the shelf at your local drugstore).
When you sweat excessively just on your palms, it's called palmar hyperhidrosis.
Meetcha, an online dating site for the 40-and-older singles crowd, recently found that 57 percent of its members felt nervous -- including the appearance of dreaded sweaty palms -- when anticipating a first date [source: Spira]. Except when they're not, but we'll get to that in a minute.
Everyone has sweat glands in their palms, so it's natural to have some moisture there.