10 Animal Courtship Rituals a Guy Could Learn From

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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.

So, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, 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 and 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.

Read More: Going Steady: 10 Animals More Monogamous Than Us

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