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The passionate moments in your long-term relationship are becoming ho-hum. Is it your age? You might need a new partner, but more likely you have long-lasting love that requires no fancy dance and familiarity suits you fine.

You're a Sandhill Crane!

The courtship practices of cranes are elaborate affairs. For the first few breeding seasons, male and female cranes prance and flap and strut in a ritualized manner that not only demonstrates fitness and reaffirms the pair bond but also stimulates the female to ovulate. Over the years, though, these birds (which usually mate for life) gradually diminish the duration and intensity of the display. Very old couples often simply hop up and down a few times and proceed to copulate.

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