Why Are Boys Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists?

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Parents and educators are asking a strange question…

Why Are Boys Wearing Scrunchies Around Their Wrists?

The answer is a lot less shocking than you may think…

The other day I came across a Reddit thread titled “Why do boys wear scrunchies on their wrists?”

And the thread had answers from other parents, teachers and even middle-school and highschool boys…


The answer was all the same, the reason boys are wearing scrunchies around their wrists is because they get them from girls that like them.

Girls are wearing scrunchies around their wrists and when they meet a boy they like, they give him one of the scrunchies off their wrist. If the boy wears it on his wrist, it means he likes the girl back and basically tells all the other girls that he’s taken.


Even a mom posted on Facebook saying this very thing after finding lots of scrunchies in her dryer…


Where did this idea come from?

Well, apparently some think it came from the popular chick flick released called “To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before” where a character wears his girl’s scrunchie.

Little do these kids know it was actually a thing in the 90’s – well, the scrunchie thing is anyways. And girls are becoming ‘VSCO Girls‘ and dressing like we did in the 90’s.

I have to admit, the entire thing is far more innocent than things they could be doing.

Let’s just let the girls give the boys their scrunchies and let the boys wear them. No harm done, right?


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  1. My wife put one around the gear shift on my sports car to tell all other women that I am taken. I thought it was cute of her so it’s still there