Oh, what could’ve been! Halsey and G-Eazy have only been broken up for a few weeks, but if her Instagram is anything to go by, she’s back out on the prowl. She and none other than Mr. John Mayer have been doing quite a bit of flirting on social media, and though it looked as though there was no way the two weren’t secretly into each other, Halsey put those rumors to rest.

The internet was a-flutter on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the prospect of a Halsey/John Mayer romance, and like most dreams, it was rushed to a screeching halt by social media. In response to all the attention, Halsey tweeted: “I just had a ground breaking idea. What if…we let female artists…have friends…without assuming that they are sleeping together? I know I know. It’s like, completely ambitious but like, imagine if we like, tried ?”

She’s not wrong! But… wouldn’t they be cute together?

In fact, it wouldn’t be the first time these two have made digital eyes at one another. The pair have been interacting on social media for a while now, and each and every interaction has had that flirtatious edge.

On Tuesday, Halsey made a post supporting YSL Beauty and a new lipstick they’re dropping. And you know Mayer couldn’t resist posting a comment with his signature wit: “It’s saying that my billing address doesn’t match with the one of my credit card? I’ve never had this problem before. Can you text me? Thanks.”

Halsey and John Mayer chat on Instagram

Seemed like she picked up what he was putting down, when she responded: “@johnmayer wrote u a song with the help hotline # in the chorus. Sending mp3 now.” Is it just me, or is there some subtle flirting going on here?

Earlier in the week, Halsey posted a video on her Instagram stories in which she was FaceTiming with Mayer and captioned it, “7 am carpool karaoke with John Mayer.”

Halsey and John Mayer Facetime on Instagram Stories

Plus, a few short days after the split with G-Eazy, Halsey posted a photo of herself looking gorgeous mid-performance with the caption “38°F.” Mayer was quick to respond: “That’s 276.483 kelvins for you thermal nuts.” 

Halsey John Mayer Instagram 2

To top it all off, back in October for Mayer’s birthday, Halsey made a pretty cute post for him, even going as far as calling him her “brain twin.” Usually takes someone pretty special to be your brain twin, don’t you think?

Considering they’ve actually known each other for a few, the relationship really could just be an intense and great friendship. “I met John Mayer at a bar. We’re like platonic mates now,” Halsey told Billboard in August 2017. “If I think something is funny, I run it by him first, because he’s a comedic genius. He’ll tell me if it’s funny, but he’ll tell me if it’s not.”

While the nature of Halsey and John Mayer’s relationship has been clarified for those of us who were rooting for them, the e-flirting is just TOO obvious here. Friends can always turn into more, right? Let’s hope!