Guys, Here Are All the Dance Moves You Need to Get Laid, According to Science

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Having observed that “male movements serve as courtship signals in many animal species,” scientists from Northumbria University have turned their attention to the particular gestures of the human man. Specifically, on the dance floor. Some moves woo the ladies, they note, and some moves, alas, do not woo the ladies. But which moves do what? What is flailing and what is flirting? To figure it out, the scientists did what scientists do in such situations: they turned to biomechanical imaging. Then, they wrote a paper about it in the journal Biology Letters. Here’s what you do:

1. Use your “central body region.” Leg movements and arm movements will not get you laid. Instead, researchers recommend sexy  moves like the “neck flexion/extension (head nodding),” the classic “trunk flexion/extension (forward/backward bending), and the ever-popular “trunk abduction/adduction (sideways bending).”

2. Vary your movements. Yes, you’re focusing on your central body region, but that doesn’t mean you should get stuck in a rut. Combining your hot central body movements in different ways is key. For example, a sideways head tilt is good. So is a head shake — like a head nod, but different. Another good thing to do is the twist.

3. Dance fast. The speed of your legs makes you sexy. Focus particularly on bending and twisting your right knee. Both knees are fine, but if you want to maximize your mating potential, science suggests you stick with the right one.

[h/t Business Insider]