What do soda can tabs mean on TikTok and why are people wearing them?

TikTokers are using soda can tabs to predict their romantic futures. 

People on TikTok love to use things like nail polish colors to signal their relationship status. Now, they’re saying you can use the design of a soda can tab to determine if your crush will show you some love. Here’s what the shape of your soda can tab can me. 

Meaning of soda can tabs on TikTok 

Most soda can tabs are oval-shaped with holes in them. The top hole is typically a circle, but the bottom hole or holes can vary in shape. Thus, TikTokers are basing this trend on the look of the bottom half of each tab. 

TikToker @isopropyl_alcoh0l explained what each soda can tab means in a video. However, they did discover a fourth shape with two large circles and wondered what it meant. 

A semi-circle means you’ll receive a hug. A rainbow shape with a circle at the bottom means you’ll get a kiss. Meanwhile, a single rainbow shape means you’ll have sex. 

Soda can tabs aren’t always romantic on TikTok

Other users are making soda can tab necklaces as part of the Outer Banks fandom. In the Netflix series, the character Sarah (Madelyn Cline) wears a tab necklace


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TikToker @wavecreations showed how to make one of the necklaces using a silver chain and a tab. 

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