Here Are Your Best Science Valentines

Popular Science readers gave us their favorite romantic prose with a science bent

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In preparation for Valentine's Day, we turned to the Twitter-verse, asking our readers to send us their best love poems--but with a science twist. As expected, the responses were both clever and delightful, giving us all the warm fuzzies we need before the romantic holiday. Enjoy the witty word stylings of Popular Science readers, as well as a few from our contributors and staff.

Your arms feel like homeostasis —@chairDebonair

I’m attracted to you so strongly, scientists will have to develop a fifth fundamental force. —@jd010990

I wish I were adenine so I could bond with U. —@MrRussell0012

Roses are red Violets are blue, E = mc2 and that makes me infinitely hot for you. —@wvalles12

Receding objects are red Approaching objects are blue From my spectral shift you can calculate that I'm getting closer to you —@PopSciEats

Uranium atoms are so small Nuclear explosions are so big If the missiles fly to end it all A fallout shelter for you I'll dig —@AthertonKD

Europa’s smooth surface Hints at water under the ice The perfect recipe for alien beings? With our spark, we bring them to life —@lorengrush

I've got this! How do I love thee? A biochemical release in the brain... Nevermind —@anne_c_lewis

Galaxies are large, And muons are small, But, Valentine dear, You eclipse them all. —@gscottoliver

Of all the particles in the universe Even ones we can't observe You're my love b/c All best were put in one nerd —@BritDuong

Are you made of Copper and Tellurium? Because you're CuTe... ; ) @ThePocketLab

Roses are red, violets are blue My sticky ends are perfect for y Wait, come back, I'm a geneticist! —@premeesaurus

Science Valentine Your beauty neutralizes Makes life entropic —@DaveMosher