There are now official, research-based guidelines for looking sexier on the dance floor. Thanks, science!
In a recent study of female dancers published in Scientific Reports, 200 people were asked to rate 39 women as they danced. All of the dancers were animated as avatars to make sure looks didn't interfere. The most attractive women, or the women with the highest ratings, were those who moved their hips in larger motions and, somewhat less predictably, those who moved one arm independently of the other. According to researchers, these moves might be the winners because they flaunt reproductive ability and allow women to show off to their "female rivals"—it's always evolutionary.
As for men, a similar study a few years earlier found that women prefer male dancers with exaggerated upper (rather than lower) body movements. Men benefited by taking risks on the dance floor and proving body strength by making sure their grip was tight—two characteristics the same researchers concluded make a male dancer more attractive to women.
But don't feel obligated to follow any formula too carefully, study author Nick Neave told the The New York Times. "There is no harm in trying to throw different moves at the disco," he said. Proceed with caution.
From: Esquire US