Get ready for the most adorable and heartbreaking Valentines story you’ve ever read!
True love doesn’t always come easy, especially when you’re the last known member of your species. Romeo, a Sehuencas water frog who lives at Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History Museum has been emitting plaintive mating calls for the past nine years without any success. And now scientists fear that there are no mates left.
So how are scientists helping out our little frog friend? They made Romeo a Match.com profile. Yep, you read that right. There’s a frog who’s probably getting more matches online than you.
Romeo’s profile reads, “I’m a pretty simple guy. Tend to keep to myself and have the best nights just chilling at home, maybe binge-watching the waters around me. I do love food, though, and will throw a pair of pants on and get out of the house if there’s a worm or snail to be eaten!”
There is a good reason behind the dating profile adorableness, the frog’s profile links to a donation page, which is part of a campaign to raise $15,000 to help biologists search areas where Sehuencas water frogs were once plentiful.
Here’s to hoping Romeo can find true love… or maybe a few funds to save his species.