These dance moves are scientifically proven to be sexy
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If you expect to impress your mate on the dance floor using your moves, then you may want to read about the scientifically determined most attractive female dance moves.
"Dance is a universal human behavior that is observed particularly in courtship contexts, and that provides information that could be useful to potential partners," researchers at the University of Northumbria in the United Kingdom stated.
Across cultures, dancing tends to be way to show off the qualities as a potential partner. This researching team believes that by understanding the characteristics of good dancing, we can understand more about its evolutionary function.
Therefore for the purpose of this study, psychologists in the UK asked 39 female students to dance to the beat from a song by Robbie Williams. Their dance moves were recorded by motion-capture technology, which were then mapped onto a digital avatar. That ensured that the votes that each men and women gave to the dancers were based exclusively on their dance moves, and not their body type or other attributes.
The conclusion was that there were three main moves that make up "high-quality female dance." Those included mainly hip swings, asymmetric movements of the arms and asymmetric movements of the thighs. In that context researchers defined "asymmetric movements" as the ability to move the limbs independently of one another.
This study was published by a group of researchers from Northumbria University, who previously worked on identifying the sexiest dance moves for men. While the best male dance moves were concentrated on the upper body, the best female dance moves centered around the hips, thighs, and arms.
Here's an example of what was defined as a 'good' female dance performed by an avatar:
These movements might be preferred because they provide feedback about the femininity and health of the dancer. Swinging, for instance, is an "emphatically feminine trait" that may be used as a cue for fertility. On the other side, the ability to move your arms independently might indicate good motor control, "so long as this limb independence does not verge into uncontrolled pathological movement," the paper notes.