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Stop light party

A stop light party or stoplight party is a party at which guests wear different colors indicating their relationship-seeking status.

Concept

Usually, the color green means that one is single and looking for a relationship. Red means that one is currently in a relationship, or not looking for one. Yellow may mean "unsure" or "maybe," or could mean that one is in a relationship but still open to advances.

The purpose of a stop light party is to decrease the apprehension associated with approaching potential mates at parties. According to one Albany-area DJ, it "takes the guesswork out of the night." It also serves the purpose of providing an easy indicator of one's unavailability to fend off unwelcome advances.

Variations

Guests at a stop light party might wear different-colored glow-in-the-dark jewelry, hold glow sticks, or incorporate stop light colors into their outfits.

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