Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stop right there!

I recently heard the phrase "stoplight party" and had no idea what it meant, so I ventured on over to one of my fave Web resources to find out.

(And, no. It's not the same thing as a rainbow party, pervs.)

According to Urban Dictionary, a stoplight party is defined as follows:

A party where guests wear the the colors of the traffic signal to denote their relationship status: green means they're single, red means they're taken, and yellow means their relationship status is "complicated."


OMG, that's genius! Much better than my MENttens idea.

The only problem is that I look terrible in red. Good thing I wouldn't have to worry about that right now anyhow. ;)

Had you ever heard of this whole stoplight party thing before?

(And wouldn't it be a bitch if you went with someone you were dating, but they showed up wearing yellow?!?)

13 comments:

Smash said...

I have heard of that before! Sounds fun! Another fun idea - rubic's cube party! A little more risqué than a stoplight party though. The idea - you wear one color of the cube on the top and another on the bottom and the goal is go home wearing the same colors on the top and bottom! Oh lala!

Lincoln said...

I just stumbled across the phrase because it was Urban Dictionary's Word of the day on the 21st.

I'm all for the idea... it would make life so much easier (I'm always afraid that "the boyfriend", or "the husband" (or "the girlfriend"--this is the 21st century after all) will return from the great unknown the moment I strike up a conversation.

Now, who can we find to host one in these parts?

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Smash -- ha ha! That's hilarious!

Lincoln -- I just heard the phrase in the past week, so maybe that's where the person got it from! And here, I thought my friend was all trendy and whatnot. ;)

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Haha! Oh, you make me laugh! So glad I visited you today! I must admit I haven't heard of this kind of party, but I LOVE the idea! Certainly cuts through a lot of needless "getting to know you crap," doesn't it?

GemsByEm said...

I love this! I'm going to try to get someone to set one up so I can scope out the hotties. :-)

Respectfully Yours said...

What will they think of next...

Poly said...

I love the idea of the stoplight party. Worse yet, what if you showed up with someone you were dating and they were wearing green? Woah, put on brakes and head in reverse. I could see this turning into something else, like remember the mood ring? What if you wore a certain color to depict your mood...or preference? Hmmm... that could work.

Ryan said...

In college, I went to one and it was called a "Red Light/Green Light Party". It was fun at the time; however, I think it'd be more fun now being in the "real world".

~*~Lilly~*~ said...

OMG i would die! (but it would certainly be a hoot if your date showed up in yellow) Actually now that you mention it ....that would be me - i would show up in yellow just because i absolutely HATE Red. lol

What a fun idea though....do it! Do it! :)

MG said...

Normally I'm cranky but I think this is a pretty awesome idea.

I actually have discussed the notion of these types of signifers for not quite married but not single people before....or of course, there's always the " bring up signifcant other within 30 seconds of meeting or you're shady" rule for verbal communication.

there are actually two "actresses" I know I just can't quite be cool with based on how late in the game they mentioned significant others and how they were acting before-hand.

p.s. does anyone see any irony though between the green light=single="geniuses pick green" line from Meet The Parents.

monicaonthego said...

Cute idea! Glad its not the same as a rainbow party, ack.

LiLu said...

Ahhhhhh I LOVE THAT!!! Hahaha!

Maxie said...

I prefer those sex bracelets high schoolers wear to say how far they'll go. black bracelet = all the way, baby.