Dear Mr. Amortentia:
It seems like wherever I go. I see couples, both younger years and older years.. Even professors! I just wish I could find someone for myself.. Any advice for someone looking for their person?
For many of us younger folks, the desire to find our first love is very, very real. We see it in the hallways of Hogwarts nearly every single day: images of couples simply holding hands drawing pangs of envy, wistfulness, frustration.. want. The call to be attached to someone who gets you, or at least tries to understand you, is partly what gets us through this crazy period we call adolescence. Plus, snogging’s fun.
Or so I’ve heard.
Is it possible for ANYONE to find love, including you, dear [redacted]? I like to believe so. But an important factor to consider is the strange yet all too familiar anomaly of focusing on one’s self, and having love just sort of fall into your lap when you least expect it. For some people, this is the best way to go, and I am a verifiable proponent of this method through and through. You work on knowing YOU, and in doing so, you create a charming, confident, and most importantly approachable person out of yourself, drawing those who you might be attracted to right up to the queue.
Learning who you are, and being completely truthful about strengths, weaknesses, and all the little quirks that make you /you/ is what’s going to allow you to present a clear image to the parties you desire the most. Which leads me into an exciting opportunity, that I think, dear readers, you will find extremely helpful for meeting the One (or Ones, if that’s your cup of tea).
You may have seen the signs in the corridors, posters advertising the new Spark Club, founded and coordinated by fourth year Hufflepuff Talula Shippe. She seems to have her sights set on pairing up as many people as possible before the Halloween Bash, and rumour has it she’s intending to continue the tradition once Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive, in order to facilitate strong inter school relations. The club isn’t limited to simply meeting the One either: need a buddy to explore Hogsmeade together? Perhaps a homework or spellwork companion, or a casual date just to see where things go? Talula’s got you covered.
Touting the Compatibility Algorithm (whatever that is) as her go-to source for matching students together, this meddling matchmaker intends to pair off as many students as she can. If you can get your hands on one of her questionnaires, that is. The deadline for this round’s submission is the 4th of October, with a promised Mingle to meet your matches coming soon. But be prepared for some strange questions. Is it possible to be paired via scent, or wand core, or even favourite plant? Shippe seems to think it all adds up.. somehow.
But dear [redacted], don’t lose hope! Even if you don’t feel there are many opportunities out there for companionship, the Spark Club might be all you need in order to find your perfect match. As kooky as it sounds, Shippe seems to have all the best intentions, as she undertakes this exciting new venture to bring connections to the Hogwarts populus.
So good luck, Merlin speed, and bon voyage, as you embark on this exciting new chapter into companionship! And just remember, all it takes is one little spark!
(This column is technically the sole opinion of the writer, who may or may not have been slipped a few chocolate wands by Miss Shippe herself for some hem, subtle promotion.)
(( link to questionnaire: https://forms.gle/7ePNETYottyKjmXE7 ))