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Fans of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have always known that Mr. Darcy is a fine man. Now scientists have proof.  In scientific lingo:

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.

Lyme Park as Pemberley

He takes baths.

Thinking of Lizzie

He even has a spigot named after him.

Mr. Darcy Spigot

He is handsome. N’uff said.

Image by Laurel Ann, Austenprose

He is arrogant. Aren’t certain females attracted to the thought of “taming” her man?

He comes to the rescue (and owns a white horse to boot.)

Mr. Darcy astride a white horse

Why, it amazes me that scientists have taken this long to discover darcin!

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