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10 Dating Tips from the Animal World

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Prepare a Meal Like a Robin

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the same is often true for ladies — especially when you skip the fancy restaurant and wine and dine her at home.

Many male birds, like cardinals and robins, charm their mates by preparing them a delicious meal of bugs and grubs. Not only is it a thoughtful and chivalrous gesture, it suggests to the female that her suitor will make a good provider later on down the line.

So, guys, try rolling up your sleeves and show off your cooking skills — just leave insects off the menu until at least the second date.

Prove You Care Like a Bighorn Sheep

Your gal doesn’t want to date a brute, but that’s not to say she wouldn’t appreciate you fighting for her affections. This competitive spirit is an important part of the dating scene for Bighorn sheep

During mating season, rams put on quite a show, plowing into one another with their massive horns. While these dramatic battles settle mating rights among the males, evidently the ewes aren’t always so smitten with the display and still require some convincing on the part of the victor.

In the human world, such all-out brawls aren’t likely to win you any points with the ladies, but backing down in the face of little healthy competition from other suitors certainly won’t either.

Be Persistent Like a Hedgehog

For a fortunate few, meeting their partners means love at first sight — but for countless other couplings, cupid’s aim can be a little off the mark, and require a bit of persistence.

When male hedgehogs find their ideal mate playing hard-to-get, they’ll casually pace around her, trying to get her attention — which sometimes takes hours.

That stubborn persistence, while perhaps annoying at first, eventually endears the male hedgehog to his mate until she decides to give him a chance. In the world of human romances, too, sometimes just showing up is half the battle.

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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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