To coincide with Valentine's Day, budding Romeo's can claim a free message on the newly launched match-making web site TheRightChemistry.com.
Contractors looking for love can send an e-mail to TheRightChemistry.com, describing themselves and outlining the girl or guy of their dreams. The information is then posted on the web site and fellow surfers can then respond to the advert.
The site was founded by contractor Oliver Bee. He said, "Contractors do have very busy schedules, so it's a good way of using a modern information tool to our own good effect. Personal columns have been around since the year dot, and this is a excellent way of bringing them up to the modern day."
The site should demonstrate a way of meeting people and allow its users to form successful relationships via the web. Within the first month Bee hopes to receive between 500 and 1,000 messages.
Bee thinks that the role and image of contractors is evolving. "The image of an average IT contractor person is changing dramatically, most contractors work for themselves, and are not seen as the archetypal computer nerd."
The site is also another way to show the Inland Revenue that contractors do have many strings to their bow, according to Bee. "If it is successful, then I hope to work solely on the site and take on more staff, and I think that it's great to plough money back into the industry."