Bell De Jour has written some entertaining Dating Tips From The Animal Kingdom:

1. Our good friends and co-evolutionaries Canis familiaris(the domestic dog) show that when in doubt which hole to aim for, thrust wildly. You are bound to land in something good.

5. The females of the bonobo species (Pan paniscus), closely related to humans, are known to use sexual favours to gain status and food. A point to remember next time you’re short of change at the corner shop.

12. Time is limited and some opportunities may never repeat themselves. Take a tip from swallows of the genus Hirundo, who mate in midair, regardless of the number of people on the flight.