Want to be a good dancer? It’s all in the neck and knee: Men who move their head and right leg are seen as more attractive (according to the ladies)

.Researchers filmed men aged 18 to 35 as they danced to music

.Their individual movements were mapped onto a blank background

.A total of 35 women were asked to rate each dancer on a scale of one to 10

.Males were turned into avatars so women could only judge movements

.Study found good dancers made large movements with the neck and trunk

.They also made varied  movements with their wrists and left shoulders, as well as fast movements with  their right knees

.These movements may be ‘signals of a  man’s reproductive quality’

ByVictoria Woollaston

Men wanting to attract a woman in a nightclub  or wedding should definitely hit the dancefloor – with particular focus on  shaking their head and moving their right knee.

Researchers  used 3D cameras to film men dancing, before asking women to rate how good it was  on a scale of one to 10.

They discovered that a series of specific  movements, involving the neck, trunk, wrist, left shoulder and right knee, were  the most alluring – and could even reveal clues to a man’s fertility.


Researchers filmed 19 men aged between 18  and 35 using a 3D camera as they danced to music.

The study discovered five movement variables  made the difference between a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ dancer. 

According to the female participants’  perceptions, good dancers made large and varied movements with their neck and  trunk.

Equally, varied movements in the wrist  and  left shoulder, as well as fast movements with the right knee, were  also seen as  a signs of good dancers.

Neave said such dance movements ‘may form  honest signals of a man’s reproductive quality, in terms of health,  vigour or  strength’ and this may be why the females found these moves so  attractive.

At the  other end of the scale, men who  move their arms too much were marked down by  the researchers, as were  men that did not move enough and kept their arms and  legs close to their body…

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2582565/Want-good-dancer-Its-neck-knee-Men-head-right-leg-seen-attractive.html#ixzz2wEofk6FY



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