Both in human society and the animal kingdom, females often have to express their interest with all the subtlety of a steamroller to make their intentions clear to oblivious males. No one understands the struggle better than the lioness in this viral video, who goes far out of her way to try and attract a nearby male lion's attention to no avail.
Twitter could relate far more than they'd like:
@MailOnline Loool me on my crush in the club— IV (@IV)1536613013.0
@MailOnline We've all been there..— Dave (@Dave)1536606094.0
Boy...he must be really pissed off at her.....she's really trying tho...😊 https://t.co/Hb7RFqexQ9 https://t.co/Hb7RFqexQ9— Shanti Singh (@Shanti Singh)1536629195.0
@MailOnline I think alot of females have this issues!— lianne young CAC, CAT (@lianne young CAC, CAT)1536606981.0
Many recognized the male lion's gaze from many football games on the couch...
When you’re just trying to watch the game #ignoranceisbliss https://t.co/rg8BkTEcjG— bailey bird (@bailey bird)1536628460.0
Human females do the same thing the female lion doing ...he look like he trying to watch the game. 🤷🏾♂️😂 https://t.co/9VyiZkcS0L— Terrance L. Bankston (@Terrance L. Bankston)1536733336.0
Consent is super important, as one Twitter user reminded us in a raunchily frank way.
When she's horny but can't say it 🤣🤣🤣 Dude be like, ain't gon' assume consent, you gotta say it bitch. Oh my hoen… https://t.co/gKZInFHQj2— LadyG (@LadyG)1536751138.0
YouTube commenters also had a field day with the video:
Despite the lioness's best efforts, however, the male lion is eventually forced to simply step over her and move away.
Don't worry, lioness—we've all been there. We've all, very sadly, been there.
@MailOnline Typical male.— Carol Rosenberg-Fox/Belle AmbassacattoIsrael 🇮🇱 (@Carol Rosenberg-Fox/Belle AmbassacattoIsrael 🇮🇱)1536606655.0
@MailOnline Just like humans!— boringfileclerk (@boringfileclerk)1536606101.0