Friday, December 21, 2007

Liminal letdown

Phrases that people search for that turn up this blog:

  • postdoc sucks
  • postdoc letdown
  • single liminal
  • postdoc dating
  • appearance matters for marriage

I wonder if they found what they were looking for.

What is someone looking for if they are googling "postdoc dating"? There could be websites: "Postdoc Match: Because sex is hottest with someone as smart, busy, and miserable as you are!"

For that matter, what is someone doing if they are googling "postdoc sucks" or "postdoc letdown"? Are they looking for tales of woe to beat their own? Is this blog really so depressing and down about postdoc life? Are they trying to talk themselves into applying for real jobs?

"Single liminal" appears to be a term related to gastroenterology imaging, and one of my posts talked about the liminal existence between single and married. Clever semantics.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was one of those, though I was mostly looking for how other postdocs experience dating, with the challenges of fixed-term positions and moving around a lot. For some reason most of my colleagues so far seem to be either perpetually single and not so interested in dating or in long-term stable, perhaps long-distance relationships.

So your blog was interesting to read.

Regards, a now successfully dating postdoc (m) in Montreal.