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Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

Updated Thursday 12th February 2015

This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

Profile of Albert Einstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold Albert Einstein

Likes : maths, travel, music, civil rights

Dislikes: injustice, rote learning

Age: 135

Personality traits: extremely intelligent, motivated and logical

A bit about me:

I have always been an inquisitive person – I remember when my father gifted me a compass as a boy, and I marvelled at what must be moving the needle – I did not just simply see the empty space others gazed upon. This enquiring mind has led me to many an achievement over my lifetime. I am a highly regarded theoretical physicist and philosopher of science, and my general theory of relativity contributed a great deal towards modern physics.

Despite a slow start working in the patent office, eventually my academic career bloomed, and I became respected and acknowledged by many – I even received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.

During the rise to power of the Nazis under Adolf Hitler, I renounced my German citizenship and also convinced Churchill and other nation’s leaders to seek out Jewish scientists who were being forced to give up any official positions and place them in their own Universities. I am a strong advocate of civil rights, and fight passionately against racism.

My relationship history is somewhat up for debate – I guess it would depend who you queried. When my relationship with my first wife began to dissolve, I attempted to salvage the relationship for the sake of the children and produced a document with a list of necessary behaviours to be adhered to on her part. This list outlined that she should fulfil household duties such as the laundry, cooking my meals and tidying my study as required. She should also understand that, due to my busy academic schedule, she would not receive my company in public, she would not expect intimacy and she would halt talking and remove her presence if I so required. (Source: Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson, via Listsofnote.com).

Unfortunately, she deemed herself unable to adhere to my clear and concise recommendations and the marriage ended, but not before I began my relationship with my first cousin Elsa, who became my second wife.

I am looking for:

If you feel that the aforementioned requests could be fulfilled by yourself, then please make yourself known and we can discuss a potential agreement.

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