The good dancing avatar’s, “Linear regression subsequently revealed that three movement measures were key predictors of dance quality; these were variability and amplitude of movements of the neck and trunk, and speed of movements of the right knee.” Or, if you just, you know, nod your head to the beat while moving your torso from side to side and insert a few right knee bends and lifts, the ladies will be all over your Fred Astaire. But, if you go the way of the bad-dancing avatar (below) and slow down your moves and go for the safety of your Jr. High Robot moves, we gals will be on the other side of the room faster than you can dimestop your dance to ask ‘why?’
In my opinion, what the study intentionally left out, is actually quite relevant: attraction. I’m sure I’ve danced with both forms of these avatars and unless the guy was a straight up perve, I didn’t mind his moves. I mean guys, we girls forgive and accept. Really, we do. If we like you already, we’re not going to run away from some bad dancing. It’s not that strong of an indicator for marriage, fatherhood, or even a slice after the bar shuts down.
As for this girl, I wouldn’t mind dancing with this guy!