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10 Dating Tips from the Animal World

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By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger

Does a dung beetle find love easier than us? From the humblest worm to the majestic blue whale, creatures large and small have spent hundreds of millions of years conceiving a variety of ways to impress their mates.

Single guys listen up: These savvy animals understand the language of love…and might just have the best advice for those looking for romance.

Mingle Like a Penguin

Whether you’re new to the dating scene, or are returning after some time away, making an effort to mingle with other singles is key to finding that special someone — the same is true for penguins.

Every year in late spring, male penguins, often numbering into the thousands, congregate on their colony’s breeding ground to establish a nesting spot and await the arrival of females. When the ladies start pouring in, the giant singles’ mixer erupts in a cacophony of squawking and wing-flapping as the males vie for a partner.

Once the pairs mate, they form a bond which can last for years. With any luck, the same can be true for humans who mingle — and you don’t even need a tux.

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4:40AM PDT on Apr 11, 2014

Oh, yes: and make a ball of dung. LOL!

6:36AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Very funny.

6:34AM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

There's quite much for us to learn

5:19PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Very cute and great photography! Love the singing Koala, but I think I'd like a Robin partner!

AND Owen B just got flagged!!!

11:52AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Nice article! :D

9:51AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Only one dating tip: Be yourself! Don't copy anybody and anything!

11:27AM PST on Jan 23, 2012

we can learn a lot from our animal friends...cute article and helpful for us too!

10:49AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

Very cute! thank you for sharing!

11:25PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Aww to the hedgehogs ;)

5:12PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

aww this is too cute!

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