Graham, L., Ito, R., Clemente, E.C., Finch, D. et al
It’s Friday night and you’re hitting it off on a date when suddenly, oops! You remember that pesky 11:05pm time-point that you desperately need before Monday’s lab meeting. What’s a researcher to do? Entice your date back to your laboratory with some scientific method-style romance!
Offer Dinner by Bunsen Burner Light
Wrap up the leftovers of your dinner and take that doggie bag straight to the fumehood, where you can set the mood with a few bunsen burners for your new flame!
Crack Open a Bottle of 95% Ethanol
What’s not to love, other than that crisp solvent-y taste? There’s no corking fee, PLUS you can pick up more from the lab store if the night goes well! Be sure to filter out any desiccant before imbibing.
Tell Them There’s A Hidden Romantic Message In Your Raw Data
After teaching your date a few linear regressions, have them straight up do your data processing in search of this hidden message. Two birds, one stone!
Ask If They Want To “See You In Uniform”
Everyone loves a uniform, so what if yours is an unflattering lab coat with weird yellow stains?
Offer Them A Lab Rat Petting Zoo
Show your nurturing side and let your date make some new furry friends. Make careful note which animals were handled in case it affects your results.