Magic 8 Balls, Cootie Catchers and Other Dumb Ways We Predict Love

Love is a pretty big mystery of life but not nearly as big as why we thought any of these things would help us find our prince charming

Oragami Fortune Teller

using fortune teller to find your boyfriend

This little guy led so many of us astray.

Magic 8 Balls

Magic 8 Balls, Cootie Catchers and Other Terribly Stupid Things We Use to Predict Love

You know how it works: Shake until you get the answer you want.

Palm Readings/Tarot Cards/Madame X

Palm Readings/Tarot Cards/Madame X to predict your love

“You will meet a kind of tall, darkish almost-stranger in the next one to twelve months. He may or may not be the one!”

Ouija Boards

using ouija board to learn who your love is

Good idea! Let the dead guy tell you who you should marry.

Star Gazing

Star Gazing to predict your lover

You see stars, others see the name of their future lover. Not everyone is a Gallileo.

“He loves me, he loves me not”

using a daisy to see if a guy likes you

How many daisies died because of you?


using mash to find your love

Hey, how's your hubby Michael doing?

Soda Can Tabs

using soda tab to find love

Remember this? You got one twist for every letter in the alphabet. The letter you landed on was what your future love's name would start with.

Jump Rope

using jump rope to predict love

Similar concept to the can tabs. You shout out a letter of the alphabet with every jump of the rope. You always knew when somebody tripped up on purpose!


using apples to see who will be your future husband

There were several ways to do this -- you could either crunch one in front of a mirror and a vision of your lover will appear in the reflection (um, creepy) or you could try to peel the thing in one long strip and see what letter it forms on the table.

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