Researchers Claim That Men Who Move Their Head And Right Leg While Dancing Are More Attractive To Ladies
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.
The research was carried out by Dr Nick Neave and Kristofor McCarty, from Northumbria University.
They filmed 19 men aged between 18 and 35 using a 3D camera as they danced to music.
Their individual movements were mapped onto a blank background and each male was turned into a white avatar.
At the other end of the scale, men who moved their arms too much were marked down by the females, pictured left, as were men that did not move enough and kept their arms and legs close to their body, pictured right
The researchers then asked 35 heterosexual women to rate each participant’s dance moves on a scale of one to 10.
Dr Neave said he turned the dancers into avatars so the women would not be influenced by the physical attractiveness of each volunteer.
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.