It’s a good thing someone did the official research somewhere in the UK on good/attractive dancing. I was really excited about this, being the lover of the dance that I am: ‘omg, this might tell me the secret of The Dance! Finally scientifically proven!‘ I thought (and you might think to yourself). Mistake.
How I am not employed in this world where real educated/smarty scientists literally do research and tests to conclude things we already know about life…
“We thought that people’s arms and legs would be really important. The kind of expressive gestures the hands [make], for example. But in fact this was not the case,” he said.
And that’s when I felt like I was reading an article from The Onion.
Also sidenote: it’s annoying that the experiment was so gendered. I don’t know, wouldn’t the same rules apply for women too? Whether they’re trying to attract the opposite gender or not. It’s not like men who are trying to attract men actually DO find janky arm and leg movements attractive. Come on.
But I didn’t make this my Team Pick just to have a mini-rant about it… click through to watch the video of the avatar’s “good dancing” skills. I LOLed so hard and will work on learning that choreography stat. I AM NOT KIDDING YOU GUYS.