How To Attract A Woman On The Dance Floor: Move Your Head And Right Knee A Lot [VIDEO]

on March 24, 2014 6:30 PM EDT

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What women want? (Photo: Reuters)

If you want to impress a woman on the dance floor, look no further than the latest issue of Biology Letters. Therein you will find a study by a team of smooth scientists from Northumbria University in England and the University of Gottingen in Germany who strapped motion-capture suits onto a bunch of dancing men to find out which moves best catch a woman's eye.

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The researchers recruited 30 men aged 18 to 35 for the dance experiment. They were asked to dance in any way they so desired for half a minute to a "basic drum rhythm" Using the motion-capture system, the men's movements were mapped onto animated computer avatars. Then 37 lucky women watched the "featureless, gender-neutral" avatars and graded them on a seven-point scale, ranging from "extremely bad" to "extremely good."

Their findings? "A 'good' dancer...displays larger and more variable movements in relation to bending and twisting movements of their head/neck and torso, and faster bending and twisting movements of their right knee." Arm movement, on the other hand, didn't do much for women one way or another.

It's hard to believe, but the following video shows how men should apparently be dancing.

And, according to science, below are the dance moves you should avoid.

"This is the first study to show objectively what differentiates a good dancer from a bad one," said study author Nick Neave of Northumbria University. "Men all over the world will be interested to know what moves they can throw to attract women....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."

Maybe so, but the guy in the "good dancer" video only seems to be slightly better at dancing than this nightmare-inducing robot.

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