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10 Dating Tips from the Animal World

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Pimp Your Style Like a Peacock

Nothing’s quite as attractive to a lady than a well-dressed gentleman — and sometimes that means ditching those drab jeans and dull shirts for some more eye-catching threads.

Take the colorful peacock: Sure, the flamboyant blue and green hues of his plumage may not be suited to all tastes, but when he puts those generous tail-feathers on display during courtship, peahens can’t help but swoon — well, sometimes. So, take a tip from one of nature’s boldest fashion icons and dress to impress. (Tossing in that cute little waddle couldn’t hurt either.)

Take Her For a Spin Like a Dung Beetle

Sure, taking your date on a quiet stroll through the park is nice, but nothing beats a spirited bike ride to show off your sporty side. When it comes to romantic outings, Dung beetles are surprisingly on the ball — even if that ball is, well, composed of excrement. After male beetles finish gathering up some dung and find a partner to mate with, the pair venture off in search of a good place to bury it — often with the female hitching a ride while the male rolls. Eventually, she lays eggs inside the ball. which will protect and provide food for the growing offspring.

Image credit: heath.windcliff via Flickr

Play It Cool Like a Butterfly

Often when a single guy meets a gal that really makes his heart patter, he runs the risk of coming across as anxious on the first date — but in such instances, it’s crucially important to keep your cool.

Biologists have noted that when female Squinting Bush Brown butterflies are exposed to cooler temperatures as caterpillars, they are more likely to aggressively court males — effectively reversing the roles observed under normal conditions.

Researchers aren’t quite sure what’s behind this phenomenon in butterflies, but it’s no mystery that playing it cool works for guys as well.

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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!

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