How tiny animals find a date

The way we talk about finding a romantic partner is biased. Take “love is in the air” or “love at first sight.” These idioms assume that feelings must be transmitted through air, and are cemented using visual cues. Even the expression “falling in love” assumes gravity! But it turns out that love isn’t just restricted to our physical reality.

This story comes from the audio series Small Matters, and it aired on Here & Now and Living on Earth.

~ by Ari Daniel on April 29, 2014.

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