Survival of the funkiest ~ dancefloor based mating rituals that work

right knee

Scientists are finally unravelling the secrets of succesful male body movements and courtship signals on the dancefloor. And guess what they found.. wiggling your RIGHT KNEE is especially important!

"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."
The 2 guys in the videos demonstrate succesful and unsuccesful dance moves. But to complicate matters: the unsuccesful style is known in the UK as daddydancing suggesting reproductive succes :)

More: Male dance moves that catch a woman's eye ~ abstract, full text for subscribers only (makes you wonder who would pay for this)