Study: Flamboyant male dancing attracts women best

  1. Math Is Hard

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    Listen up, guys! :biggrin:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100909/ap_on_sc/eu_britain_male_dancing

    Although I'm not sure if the conclusion should be that women are more attracted to flamboyant dancing. It could just be that dancers who move around a lot are generally perceived as better dancers than ones who don't move around so much. Isn't that common sense? (Elaine from Seinfeld excepted).
     
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  3. cronxeh

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    Do you dance like Elaine from Seinfeld by any chance?



    Actually there is a video of this guy doing it and its pretty hot. I think this dance works better for guys than girls:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHCLdYJOHJU
     
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  4. Greg Bernhardt

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    I'm all for having fun dancing, but usually those flamboyant male dancers in a club are either gay or a total jerk.
     
  5. Evo

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    I always snickered at men that moved around a lot. Where do they find the women for these polls?
     
  6. Astronuc

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    LOL, I had the same thought. I'd like to know so I can avoid them. :biggrin: Oh, but then that's the UK. I presume such women (and guys) like to dance clubs or go clubbing.

    I was never much into dancing, although I knew a number of women who did. One liked Polka music and dancing, another liked Country & Western dancing, others like dancing to disco or rock.

    I prefer quieter venues - such as a hike in the woods, gardens, park or mountains.
     
  7. Topic reminds me of this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W19wr5rXVHk&ob
     
  8. I disagree. A good dancer is a good dancer and I don't think the more you move the better you are. For example, take Audrina on Dancing with the Stars. She's an all-American chick I think, pretty too, but she danced stiff and was also a little nervous. She wasn't very "flowing". I think the flowing is a part to good dancing but not over-doing it.
     
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  9. BobG

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    I disagree with your disagreement. I think this guy moves around a lot and he's very good.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89yiGsd2ARA
     
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  10. cronxeh

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    Bob, this guy is slim, fit, good-looking. Anything he does - people will like. That being said, that dance is better saved for a rave party
     
  11. BobG

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    I'm slim, fit, and good looking - just not as young.

    I could learn to dance like that! I know I could!

    I just want to dance!

    (I could at least learn to dance better than Elaine.)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4moPhSeDWFI
     
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  12. Math Is Hard

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    You know who could dance? Rerun could dance. (And he moved around a lot.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2rDgZWqvhY

    I think the authors of that study would conclude that because I rate Rerun as a really good dancer, it also means I am attracted to him.

    I was never hot for Rerun, though.
     
  13. Evo

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    Check out this guy's moves when the music comes on.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwakjoSs754
     
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  14. cronxeh

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    That is very disturbing to watch. I hope there was an ambulance and a geriatric surgeon on standby in case someone broke a hip
     
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  15. turbo

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    I never really learned to dance. Older girls would grab me and drag me out on the floor when I was in junior high, but as soon as I learned to play guitar and try to get paid to perform, I lost all interest in dancing. The older girls were generally baby-sitters that were hired to watch my sisters when I was old enough to stay by myself. We'd watch horror movies and huddle up on the couch or dance to the music on the radio when my sisters were asleep. At least my parents were nice enough to pick really pretty baby-sitters! When I was in JH or a Freshman in HS, I had a lot of Senior girls grabbing me at dances to do all those short-lived '60's dances.

    Some of the dances were petty goofy.
     
  16. Evo

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    rofllmao.
     
  17. Ditto. And I like Disco (I'm from Brooklyn, originally). But this video is not giving me warm fuzzies, as much as it is dark creepies. I mean you could just as easily replace the music from this video, with that of a crappy version of "On the Beautiful Blue Danube"...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8kDsM0M-vg


    Work it trooper.
     
  18. Math Is Hard

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    I think these are samples of the dancing avatars that the women in the study in the OP were shown.

    A "bad" dancer:



    And a "good" dancer:


    3m9b1ZWxCuA&NR=1[/youtube] [quot...[url]http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0619 [/quote]
     
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  19. Oh my goodness. I have a friend who dances exactly like that. There's no music playing, but you know that person has no rhythm at all.

    Did someone define "flamboyant" though? Because my "flamboyant" may very well not be someone else's. The "good dancing avatar" for example. Not flamboyant in the least.
     
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  20. turbo

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    What would the women have thought if the avatars had been doing a series of silly '60's dances like the frug, mashed potato, monkey, etc?

    "Hey grandpa!"
     
  21. Evo

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    The "Good dancing" avatar is pretty bad. But it's not flamboyant.

    Choosing between the "bad" and the "good" videos is like being forced to choose between a toothache and a migraine. Neither are desirable.
     
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