MY Single Band is designed to help single people identify each other, but would you want to publicize your relationship status?
A bright-colored bracelet could open singles to a whole new world of romance, at least according to its creators.
MY Single Band, a silicone wristband designed by Rob Young and Rina Mardahl, was designed to make it easier for people who are on the market to spot each other.
"Online dating isn't for everyone, and if you don't go to bars and clubs that often it can be very difficult to meet other singles," Young, co-founder of the MY Single World startup, told the Daily News. "We wanted to create something that would connect singles in everyday life, be stylish and identifiable, and still allow for chemistry between two people."
The concept was inspired by Young and Mardahl's own love story (the "M" and "Y" of MY Single Band and MY Single World come from the first letters of their last times). The pair met by chance when they were both on vacation in Lanzarote, Spain, and Young says their paths never would have crossed had they not said hello to each other.
Pheromone Parties are a new type of dating service created by Georgia-based artist Judith Prays. They drill down to the basics of attraction and matchmake dates based on the scent samples of guests. Those taking part are instructed to sleep in a clean cotton t-shirt for 3 nights in a row to capture their odor and bring this in a ziplock bag to the party. The bags are then given a number and labeled pink for girl or blue for boy. They are then places on a table with only the guest knowing what their shirt’s number is, and everyone can smell the bags throughout the party.
If a guest finds an attractive scent they take a picture with the bag at a photographer station, and these are then projected as a slideshow on the wall. If they see a photo of a guest they find attractive holding their number, this indicates they should go up and talk to them. At the end of a party, the photos are uploaded to a Facebook album and tagged, so guests can still contact each other if they missed their chance. Check out Justin Rocket Silverman from The Daily visiting a Pheromone Party in the video below: