Travis Kelce inspired Dustin Lynch fans to flirt via friendship bracelets

Travis Kelce inspired Dustin Lynch fans to flirt via friendship bracelets

Dustin LynchFans take a page from Travis Kelce‘s playbook, coming armed to his concerts with flirty DIY friendship bracelets.

“That’s all Taylor Swift)-Travis (effect). I’m now getting 3 or 4 numbers a night on the bracelets,” Lynch, 39, told CMT in an interview on TikTok posted on Friday, May 31. “It’s a bit average now. Keep shooting, ladies, keep shooting!

Kelce, 34, made a DIY friendship bracelet with her phone number written in beads before going to see Swift’s July 2023 concert in Kansas City. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end had wanted to give the bauble to a newly single Swift, 34, to no avail. (Swift’s fans took it upon themselves to exchange friendship bracelets with her. Tour of the eras shows in honor of his lyrics from “You’re on Your Own, Kid.”)

“Well, I was disappointed that she didn’t speak before or after her shows because she has to keep her voice up for the 44 songs that she sings,” Kelce said during an episode of her podcast ” New Heights” a few weeks later. “So I was a little hurt that I wasn’t able to give her one of the bracelets I made for her.”

The Most Moving Celebrity Quotes About Being Single

He continued: “She doesn’t meet anyone – or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took that personally. But it was an incredible sight. Kansas City showed up. …Everyone was dressed in pink and purple, going crazy over her.

Although Swift didn’t meet Kelce backstage after the concert, she reached out to him shortly after hearing his story on podcast.

“It all started when Travis very adorably blasted me on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” Swift said in her 2023 TIME Person of the Year profile. “We started dating right after. So we spent a lot of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to know each other.

Dustin Lynch gets '3-4' bracelet numbers from Travis Kelce's for TaylorDustin Lynch gets '3-4' bracelet numbers from Travis Kelce's for Taylor

Mindy Petit/Getty Images

Swift and Kelce were an official “couple” by the time she attended her first Chiefs game in September 2023. The pop star has since attended 12 more of Kelce’s NFL games, including February’s Super Bowl LVIII. Kelce returned the favor by showing up at several of his international competitions. Eras shows between his footballing commitments.

How Hollywood Reacts to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s Relationship

Lynch, meanwhile, has been single since 2021 and is now “ready” to find a partner.

“I learned about myself (that) I’m not a great multitasker, so I was very focused on music and career and making sure I didn’t screw it up, and then I was very focused on building my house, personally,” the country singer said during a September 2023 episode of “The Viall Files” podcast “I neglected finding that person to do it with.”