Remember in that episode of "Friends" when Phoebe tells Ross that Rachel is his "lobster," because lobsters fall in love and mate for life? That was pretty cute, but it was also a big lie. Lobsters don't actually mate for life. But before you give up on the idea of love, you may want to know that several species of animals really are lifelong monogamists. Here are 12 of them.
Other bird species can boast about their monogamous relationships, but albatross display a unique patience and persistence when it comes to stoking the flames of romance. Remember that sweet-hearted guy or gal you once dated who said he/she really liked you and wanted to "take it slow" and treat you right? That's the albatross. Young albatrosses learn from older birds how to woo their mates using an elaborate system of preening, pointing, rattling, bowing and other sweet dance moves. After they learn advanced wooing, albatrosses may "dance" with many partners until they find the right one — but once they select that perfect mate, they're boos for life. (Marine Ornithology)