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Are Silly Bandz the new way to flirt?

By Ami Angelowicz, The Frisky
Silly Bandz are a new flirtation device for those in bars or clubs looking to meet other singles.
Silly Bandz are a new flirtation device for those in bars or clubs looking to meet other singles.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Singles are slipping Silly Bandz to objects of affection instead of trading numbers
  • Silly Bandz don't have your name or number on them -- so you can't be tracked down
  • It is supposed to signify that you want some fun with that stranger you just met
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(The Frisky) -- Silly Bandz. Where do I even start? Where did they come from? How did they become popular? What's the point of them?

I don't get it. They're annoying. But hey, kids will be kids. And part of being a kid is hopping on the "silly trends" train.

Yes, I had slap bracelets in 1990. But Silly Bandz for adult use? No way!

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Apparently, Silly Bandz are a new flirtation trend for singles in bars and clubs.

Instead of buying that hot stranger a drink, or just, say, giving them your digits, people are slipping the object of their desire a Silly Band to show they're smitten. It supposedly signifies that you want some fun and to fool around with that stranger you just met at a bar.

"I went on a date with a girl. She gave me one. Two days later, another girl gave me another Silly Band. I felt important," a 32-year-old financial planner told The New York Daily News recently. A 27-year-old woman added, "The coolest part is trading them ... it doesn't have your name on it. People can't track you down."

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People can't track you down? Isn't that the point? Don't you want someone you like to be able to track you down? Someone please tell me this is a joke.

The singles world can't really be this pathetic. If someone gave me a Silly Band in a bar I would think they lost their mommy. As long as we are reverting back to acting like kids when it comes to dating, I vote for bringing back the "Do You Like Me? Check Yes, No, or Maybe" note.

That was effective ... in fifth grade.

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