Male Dancing: Scientific Study Of Dance Moves Women Find Sexy

Remember, it's not their looks, it's their dance moves that count: image via kateamdahl.livejournal.comRemember, it's not their looks, it's their dance moves that count: image via Personally, it never occurred to me that one could really objectify what turns a woman on, but psychologists at Northumbria University's School of Life Sciences have apparently done just that in a study involving heterosexual women rating the dance moves of male avatars.

The Northumbria research team, led by psychology Dr. Nick Neave and researcher Krstofor McCarty used a unique, in fact landmark, system to collect and transpose the raw data - those being the dance moves of 19 male volunteers. They used 3-D motion-capture technology to video the 18 to 35 year old men dancing to a basic rhythm.  The mens' movements were mapped into 'avatars,' featureless, white, gender-neutral humanoids, so that women would not be influenced by a dancer's physical appearance.

Thirty-five women then rated the the 19 avatars on dance movements occuring in various areas of the body, such as the neck, trunk, and arms.  The results showed that female perceptions of good dancing were influenced greatly by large and varied movements of the neck and trunk.

Dr Neave said: “This is the first study to show objectively what differentiates a good dancer from a bad one. Men all over the world will be interested to know what moves they can throw to attract women.

“We now know which areas of the body females are looking at when they are making a judgement about male dance attractiveness. If a man knows what the key moves are, he can get some training and improve his chances of attracting a female through his dance style.” 

Here are the good and bad moves summarized by the research team on video.  Maybe you guys can take some tips from it on how to drive women crazy!






Northumbria University News via The Guardian