Dating
Amanda Pendolino
August 20, 2013

You Can Now Show You’re Single With a Wristband


We’ve become bold about telling people we’re single on Facebook and online dating sites, but what about in the real world?

The MY Single Band bracelet might be just what you need to make a public statement. Danish-British couple Rina Mardahl and Rob Young have launched a line of colored wristbands (a la Livestrong) designed to communicate your single status.

The couple says the wristbands, which are available now in the UK and should be available in the U.S. in a few weeks, should “increase new encounters, lower the fear of first introductions, and suit busy modern lifestyles.”

“The launch of MY Single Band is a revolutionary concept,” they continued. “When worn, the band visibly identifies that the wearer is single, just like a wedding ring shows you are married.” They also claim the wristbands could “change the face of dating forever.” (Okay, simmer down, guys. It’s a piece of plastic.)

What I don’t really understand is why the bracelets come in seven different colors. Do they all mean single? Couldn’t they be easily confused with bracelets representing other causes? It seems like one color or pattern would be clearer.

MY Single Bands come in small, medium and large and are stamped with the words fate, future and destiny, which is a bit cheesy. Would guys — or the guys I’d like to date, at least — wear anything like that?

Also, while I do want hot guys to know I’m single, sometimes I want to keep other guys away. A wristband like this would make it harder for me to lie to unwanted wooers in the supermarket.

Would you wear a MY Single Band?