Hey fellas—according to this article, you can still attract the ladies by doing the running man. Check out the dancing avatars for some Hammer Time.
I’m a bit skeptical of this study. Especially this:
In what might be bad news for the 20% of the population who is left-footed, left knee movement didn’t seem to matter. In fact, certain left-legged movements had a small negative correlation with dancing ability, meaning that dancers who favored left leg motion were rated more poorly. While not statistically significant, these findings suggest that there might be something to that old adage about “two left feet” after all.
One final surprise – arm movement didn’t correlate with perceived dancing ability in any significant way.
So apparently you could flail your arms about like a squashed spider and we wouldn’t notice? Not so sure about that.
I’m inclined to say that any man who will get up and dance gets points. If he dances like either of those avatars, he gets extra points for making me laugh.
Curious to see what they decide is attractive to men, although I think I can guess. However, I might have to hit the dance floor to do further research, you know, test my hypotheses. I suspect this would work just fine: