Spruce Up Your Place Like a Bowerbird
Like it or not, from the moment your date steps foot on your home turf, she’s looking for clues — and if the first thing she discovers is indisputable evidence that you’re a slob, you might as well go no further. There’s one bird in particular, however, who knows the importance of keeping his abode clean and nicely decorated for the ladies.
Vogelkop Bowerbirds, native to Western New Guinea, are famous for constructing elaborate thatch structures adorned with a collection of colorful objects they’ve found lying around — all just to impress the refined tastes of a passing female.
However, unlike for the Bowerbird, that month-old pile of discarded candy wrappers doesn’t count as decoration for you.
Hit the Dance Floor Like a Sea Dragon
It’s no mystery, women love guys who can dance. Unfortunately, many men believe their two left feet prohibit them from enjoying this romantic pastime — but it’s worth bearing in mind that one of nature’s most seductive dancers has no feet at all.
During courtship, Weedy Sea Dragons engage in a subtle dance, mirroring each other’s movements through the water in delicate unison, a beautiful display of affection and solidarity as precursor to mating.
Weedy Sea Dragon wallflowers? They were weeded out of the gene pool long ago, so you’d better get jiggy!
Serenade Her Like a Koala
No matter if you’re a bird, a frog, a whale, or a certified public accountant — belting out a tune or two is one of the most effective ways of catching the attention of a prospective love interest.
Even koala males, one of the laziest animals on Earth, burn calories singing for the ladies when they’re in the mood. Their call might not be particularly pleasant, but it can reverberate through the forest during mating season for miles around, alerting female koalas to their presence…and the lazy male koala doesn’t have to make the trek to find them.
Koalas might be cute enough to be forgiven for their odd ‘song’ of gurgles and grunts, but you’d be wise to attempt an actual tune when trying to win over a human companion. Maybe she’d even find your off-key bellowing of “Unchained Melody” charming, too.