Unsurprisingly no profiles showed up. But expanding his location radius he found someone just a 45-minute helicopter ride away. He clicked like and a matter of minutes later the pair matched.
If there were a more appropriate time to say, "dat sh*t cray" then we'll eat our hat.
"She was actually in her tent in the Dry Valleys when we matched," said the scientist, who asked not to be named out of concern that the government would take away his internet privileges if anyone found out he was using it to hook up.
"She was quite literally camping in Antarctica, went on Tinder, and found me. It's mind-blowing."
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