Footloose not Fist Pump - Science Has Figured Out the Best Dance Moves Men Can Use to Attract Women 7 years ago

Footloose not Fist Pump - Science Has Figured Out the Best Dance Moves Men Can Use to Attract Women

Any woman who has swooned at the sight of Channing Tatum breaking it down in Step Up (his co-star married him, clever woman) or dreamed of being the baby to Patrick Swayze’s Johnny will understand: dancing is sexy.

But only if you’re doing it right.

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Step forward a team of European scientists, working to prove for once and for all which dance moves men folk can attract watching ladies with.

In our favourite research this year, researchers from Northumbria University in the UK and the University of Gottingen in Germany asked 30 men to dance for 30 seconds to a single beat.

The men were not afforded any instructions on how to dance and were simply asked to improvise.

The moves were then recorded and recreated by a genderless avatar, which 37 women viewed and rated.

And the winner is...

While it seems we'll run a mile from moves like this...

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Scientists found that the women rated dancers higher when more movement was seen in the head, neck and torso, while arm movement did not correlate with perceived ability in any way - bad news for those who regard the fist pump as their key move.