The pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male has been identified. Named ‘darcin’ by researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology(after Darcy, the attractive hero in Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice”), this unusual protein in a male’s urine attracts females and is responsible for learned preference for specific males. – Science Daily
Well, duh! Haven’t we always known that fact?
Mr. Darcy keeps himself clean.
He owns a big house, a female attractor in itself.
He takes baths.
He even has a spigot named after him.
He is handsome. N’uff said.
He comes to the rescue (and owns a white horse to boot.)
Why, it amazes me that scientists have taken this long to discover darcin!