The Science Connection: singles need apply -or- You can’t make this stuff up.

– file this under “+1 for spectacular use of scientific language” –

I signed up for The Scientist a while back. Recently, I received this email:

And finding the world is a crowded petri dish?

It’s not always easy to find that certain person for a great symbiotic relationship. Enter Science Connection. The Scientist has partnered with Science Connection to offer our single readers of an intellectual bent a unique and open meeting place.

Join Science Connection today and meet other scientific professionals like you in a safe and specialized environment.

– Find a friend to meet at a scientific conference
– Meet a pen pal with similar interests
– Create a meaningful relationship…true love has been found in stranger places!

Given my inquisitive nature, I thought “Yea, I bet there are some total hott -er- Yea, I bet there are some kindred, thoughtful souls waiting out there – just for me.” After seeing two lonely, sullen scientists, sitting on the floor and scouring the internet for mates in their lab coats, I quickly went from aplomb to acrying from laughter*.

Please, check it out (or join for $60 a year!) – there are nearly 15,000 members. Yes, 15,000. Does anyone know where to find out how many scientists there are in Canada, the US, or the world? I know there are 45,000 members of the American Geophysical Union (a big deal union for any earth science-related field).

*Note: I don’t intend to sound facetious – love is a pretty serious thing after all, especially when you aren’t getting any.

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: