An academic career involving theoretical physics and computer science is not very high up the "How to Meet Women" list. In fact, if it’s on that list at all it’s only because of an irresponsible sub-editor having a laugh. In short, there is something terribly wrong when switching to computer science brings you into contact with more members of the fairer sex.
But now I find out, from former classmate and über-physicist Joe, that this year’s Rose of Tralee just graduated from UCD with a first in theoretical physics. She was in the year behind me. Why is finding women so hard? I mean, it’s not rocket science.