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Dancing around the facts
Posted by atomicspin in Churnalism, Psychology, Sex, Too scientific; did not read on Wednesday, 8th September 2010
Thanks to This Wicked Day for the tip.
Remember The Office? That show that was popular circa 2002? Today, the newspapers finally have an opportunity to use up the stash of photos of David Brent dancing that they clearly built up during the fat years.
Every news outlet today covers an article which recently appeared on the pre-print servers of Biology Letters: “Male dance moves that catch a woman’s eye“, by a team from University of Northumbria headed by Dr. Nick Neave.
What do they say?
MEN swinging their arms too much is a dance floor turn-off for women, scientists said yesterday.
Windmill movements like David Brent in TV’s The Office are signs of “bad” dancing, a study found. (The Sun)
Running on the spot, windmill arms and spinning may attract ridicule on the dance floor but it will also attract the opposite sex, claim psychologists. (The Telegraph)
Wait a second…
MEN trying to impress women on the dance floor with the slick, cool moves of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever are making a mistake. (The Express)
Ladies prefer smooth movements like John Travolta’s in Saturday Night Fever. (The Sun)
Psychologists have found that over-the-top fancy routines and nifty footwork are not what women want. (The Express)
If you use big body movements and fancy footwork you may look like a show off but subconsciously women will desire you. (The Telegraph)
This is just getting silly.