OPW -- Aug 14 -- First there was the Single Ring, Singelringen, now there's the Singles Necklace, or should I say, the SHI necklace, which stands for Single, Happy and Interested.
iDating sites continue to thrive despite the rise of social networks because internet dating sites offer up a pool of people who are not only single, but single, available and motivated. Social networks offer up people who may be single, but may not be that 'available' or motivated enough to respond. Singles rings and necklaces offer a similar promise. Wearers are indicating that they are not only single, but very available, and so motivated that they're prepared to wear a Singleringen or SHI necklace. But do they really work? Of course not. Very few people would recognize their meaning. But its a nice idea. I opted for the ring a while back, but noone ever recognized it and it looked a bit too metrosexual for my liking. - Mark Brooks