The Pineapple Symbol: What You Need To Know

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The upside down pineapple symbol, as it relates to open relationships, is one of the more confusing symbols in the world.

OK, that’s a bit heavy and overdramatic, but we wanted to lure you in. But in reality, pineapple open relationship partners is a real thing and curious folks always wonder what the heck it means.

We’ll explain everything to know about pineapples and open relationships and why you see it sporadically on vacation.

They’re known as “pineapple open relationship partners.” The term is growing in popularity as mainstream folks finally figure out what it means.

Keeping it simple, the use of an upside down pineapple is a call, or mark, of open relationship partners. The upside fruit allows others who may be interested in embarking on some open relationship fun a way to recognize the likeminded. In this case, the upside down pineapple would symbolize that the persons are into open relationships also.

A more direct example of the use of an upside down pineapple telegraphing open relationship folds would be folks putting the symbol or picture on their cruise ship hotel room. Some may place the iconic image on their automobile. An open relationship event may use it as party decor.

There are a variety of ways to use the upside down pineapple to communicate a desire to connect with open relationships, of course.

Cruise ships tend to be popular homes for these symbols, but you can find them anywhere. And you are finding them anywhere these days. Which is why so many people increasingly ask what the heck the symbol means.

Some people may use the symbol in boisterous displays of open relationship pride, while others may choose more cryptic ways.

The way an upside down pineapple is displayed may also tell us about open relationships themselves. For example, more spirited, exuberant displays convey not only a desire to connect with other open relationship partners, but also reflect prideful, proud open relationship partners. The more cryptic displays may convey more introverted types.

Check out this cryptic example from TikTok.

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Bruh, what? Would you even know?

You now might be concerned that you’ve inadvertently triggered open relationship vibes at Whole Foods. Maybe you have. The trend of the upside down pineapple as an open relationship symbol has blown up on TikTok, so more and more people are gaining exposure to its cryptic meaning. In fact, last summer, the NY Post published an expose’ on the trend.

The #UpsideDownPineapple tag accumulated hundreds of millions of views on TikTok last year.

No one seems to understand what the history is which connects the pineapple to the open relationship. And most likely no one really knows. The pineapple itself is rather iconic in its connection with Caribbean vacations, so that’s one potential reason.

There used to be a theory that those plastic yard flamingo decors were a symbol of open relationships. Many open relationship partners indeed place these in their yards to let folks know they are down for an open experience. There’s also wearing a black ring on the right hand which many say symbolizes an open relationship. But the upside down pineapple has become an unrivaled idol for the open relationship.

So the next time you’re walking down the hallways of your Vegas vacation, or you’re having a cocktail at a party on a cruise ship, and you see an upside down pineapple; you’ll know where all the fun is happening.