There’s someone for everyone, and here’s the touching way that two Aussie geeks got together.
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this, but PopSci shows a spoof paper posted in imgur by one physicist (presumably Australian) proposing to another. It’s a bit nerdy and cheesy, but cute.
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As Reader Rick Graham notes below, a story from news.com.au gives the details (she accepted). Here’s the happy couple, Brendan McMonigal and Christie Nelan:
On their seventh anniversary, Ms Nelan returned from a work trip and the couple met up at the university, with plans to go out for dinner. Mr McMonigal had been planning to propose for some time. “But when I thought of this, I knew it would be perfect,” he said.
He handed her a scientific report which he had ‘forgotten’ to give her to read on the trip.
Ms Nelan didn’t notice that he had gone down on bended knee when he handed her the report and she went to put it away to read after dinner.
“I hesitated because it was only one page, which is very short for your average physics paper, and then I realised Brendan was giving me a very odd look,” Ms Nelan said. “So I looked at the paper more carefully and realised Brendan was the author.”