If you are desperate for love, you may try anything; from blind dating to mail ordering a Russian bride. Both will likely leave you tied up in a dark room with an empty wallet. If you’re willing to go that far, you might as well try the following way to find your one true love.
For centuries, sailors and boy scouts have depended on one single instrument to show them the way to campfires and loose women, respectively. I am of course talking about the compass. A compass is nothing more than an instrument that points towards the magnetic north of a planet’s magnetosphere. To do this it uses a magnetized bar or needle that can freely move around on a pivot, or in a fluid. Even if you’re close to the south pole a compass would still point towards the north, although standing exactly on either the south or north pole would cause the needle to spin out of control.
Besides the magnetic version, there is also something called the gyro compass. This compass interacts with the rotation of Earth to determine the direction of north and south. These days we can use a global positioning system (GPS) to determine exactly where we are anywhere on the planet, but it’s still useful to have a magnetic compass lying around. And if you happen to be in a jungle without one, you can always make a make-shift compass with a magnet and a puddle of water.
You may be wondering how a compass can show you the path to your one true love, so let me explain. You have to concentrate really, really, REALLY hard on your greatest desire, open up the compass and watch how the needle slowly points in its direction. Wait, that sounds familiar. Wasn’t that the compass in Pirates of the Caribbean? Oh well.