Most animals have mating or courtship rituals. Some are decidedly reminiscent of human courtship rituals. See if any of these ring a bell with you:
Scorpions dance. They actually hook claws and spin in circles around each other for up to an hour before they find a cozy rock for mating. Of course, the female sometimes eats the male afterwards…
Let’s move on.
Penguins grab their single male pals and head to the local hot spot where they wait for the females to show up. Then it’s party time!
Male elephants try to impress the female by bringing them food and water, the equivalent of wine and chocolate, I guess. They also entwine trunks like humans hold hands. Sweet, huh?
Bower birds build elaborate houses, called bowers, out of bits of wood, string, shells, and other “people items.”
Female baboons shake a little booty to get the boys to come runnin’!
Horseshoe crabs do it on the beach. In the summer. Under a full moon. Now that’s romantic!