Art by Elle Shivers
Being single is a glorious moment in one’s life. When you’re single, you learn to be independent. You learn the value of taking time with yourself. You learn what it truly means to be happy on your own. But what if you’ve been single for too long and your online and IRL crush feels so close but too far? What if you just want to shoot your shot without making a fool of yourself, or worse — seem desperate?
Gayumas are mythical potions that can make turn unrequited feelings into mutual ones. Just a drop of this magic and your crush, who hasn’t even spared you a glance in all your months of pining, may suddenly take an interest in you. But in this day and age, when potions are scarce and time is of the essence, where else do we run to but the internet?
We rounded up a bunch of modern-day gayumas for all you single pringles who just want to go back into the dating ring. Side note: Though success is not guaranteed, we may or may not have actively used these tricks in snagging a date or two, with testimonies to back them up. *wink*