Science Determines Which Dance Moves Will Help You Impress the Ladies

By Tom Pritchard on at

There's one thing that has been universally regarded as a woman-pleaser throughout history. Minds out of the gutter please, I'm talking about dancing. It turns out sciencey people have done extensive research into the topic, and have discovered which dance moves men can pull off to maximise the number of impressed females in the vicinity.

According to researchers at Northumbria University, the dance moves that are more likely to get a man noticed by a member of the opposite sex are: an actively moving neck, head, torso, and a fast moving right knee. Surprisingly, it turns out that fancy footwork is not all that impressive. Basically, if you want to dance to impress you'll have to end up looking a bit like this guy.

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So how did they come to this conclusion? Well the researchers used motion capture to record the dance moves of 30 men aged 18-35 and replicated them with generic digital avatars (to prevent physical appearance from skewing the results). These moves were then played back to 39 different women, and researchers tracked which motion patterns influenced the perception of dancing ability.

There you have it folks, if you're a man looking to attract some female attention these are the moves you need to pull down at the local club/rave/gig. Unfortunately for the womenfolk, the research wasn't clear on which dance moves helped women impress each other. If anybody has some ideas about that, drop us a line in the comments section. [Northumbria University via Engadget]

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