For dudes only: Finally. Science has done you a one up in the clubbing department. Psychologists at Northumbria University in the U.K. claim to have determined which dance moves will win over the ladies.
"The psychologists recruited 19 men between the ages of 18 and 35 to bob to a German dance track while reflectors attached to the men's clothing recorded their moves.
The psychologists then used the motions logged by the reflectors to craft avatars – the same method the makers of Lord of the Rings employed to create the character Gollum, if you're wondering – and then asked several dozen heterosexual women to rate the avatars.
By having women watch 15-second snippets of faceless white creatures rather than actual men, the reasoning goes, the psychologists weeded out possible prejudices that might creep in because of physical attractiveness."
Below: two videos demonstrate the results. Good Dancer vs. Bad Dancer.
Confused? Here's the Cliffs Notes version:
- Forget the pelvis. Surprisingly, chicks don't care.
- Pay attention to the neck, torso and right knee. (Why right? I have no idea)
- Move your upper body, use space, and vary your movements!
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