Published: Feb 15, 2013 10:57 AM EST
Updated: Feb 15, 2013 11:12 AM EST

SEATTLE- Cupid was asked to work some magic Thursday at the Seattle Aquarium.

Aquarium officials did a little matchmaking and set a blind date in the octopus exhibit. They even set a romantic mood with decorative hearts, flowers and music. It was a lesson of love to see what would happen when 16 arms and six hearts tried to make a love connection.

The two giant pacific octiopi took it slow at first displaying some shyness, especially in front of a vocal crowd of young students.