Why do the males always initiate mating rituals?

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Be it the dancing peakock or the head bobbing lovebird, or the suicidal Praying mantis.
Why do males initiate mating first in animal

If my above statement is wrong...yoo hoo yay equality !
I dunno all those Nat Geo and Discovery Shows made me think of this


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Since people are questioning if i have done any reasearch (which i have) here !

https://www.britannica.com/topic/courtship

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0053057

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3458092/

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4761381


These were the articles i read when i searched on courship behaviour and most of them were Male.
There was a lack of female courtship behavioural studies which surprized me.Then i remebered about how on various Nat Geo shows i saw only males doing funny mating action and females not doing much.
Then i poated this article.

Am i still Guilty Your Honour ? Has the Joury Past My Innocence ?
 
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If my above statement is wrong...yoo hoo yay equality !
<< Post edited by Mentors after OP went back and added links to his first post >>

If your above statement is wrong, you have posted a message here without doing any effort of your own to determine if it is true.

Two words: Syngnathus typhie.
 
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Be it the dancing peakock or the head bobbing lovebird, or the suicidal Praying mantis.
Why do males initiate mating first in animal
Not always, but in most species.

Often, sexes are not spending the same resources when it comes to breeding, one sex is "investing" significantly more energy/time/other resources into children. (Usually it's females, but there are a number of exceptions).

Whichever sex that is, its optimal strategy is to be more careful, picky in selecting a mate (because "it costs a lot" to have a child, better make it count), whereas the other sex's optimal strategy is to procreate with maximum possible number of mates (since it's "cheap").
 
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Not always, but in most species.

Often, sexes are not spending the same resources when it comes to breeding, one sex is "investing" significantly more energy/time/other resources into children. (Usually it's females, but there are a number of exceptions).

Whichever sex that is, its optimal strategy is to be more careful, picky in selecting a mate (because "it costs a lot" to have a child, better make it count), whereas the other sex's optimal strategy is to procreate with maximum possible number of mates (since it's "cheap").
Thank you so much
 
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If your above statement is wrong, you have posted a message here without doing any effort of your own to determine if it is true. This is lazy, and deeply disrespectful of others' time. How much less valuable is our time than yours?

Two words: Syngnathus typhie.
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I aldredy found Syngnathus typhie by the way but apart from that (and maybe the Bonobo) there was not a lot of other names i had come up to.



Plus this site is more reliable...so learn not what the fond eye doth teach.
 
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Why do the males always initiate mating rituals ?
They don't in Humans; especially since the availability of birth control measures. That tends to equalize the 'Costs'. :biggrin:
 
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No. We are getting too much anthropocentric speculation in this thread. And a lot of what was said about humans is culture centric. Let's not do this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis - no males involved at all in animal reproduction

Do a search for Hopi matrilineal, Navajo matrilineal, Iroquois matrilineal. Matriarchal also provides lots of counterexamples to 'who detetermines what' in human mating choices.

Next time please provide references.
 
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