Shake It Like A Milkshake! Why Women Love Men Who Can Dance

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A new study says that men who are good dancers are perceived as more attractive and masculine.

In news that shouldn't be shocking to anyone, scientists have officially proven that women prefer men who can dance. Seems that Kevin Bacon wasn't just the cool kid at his high school in Footloose because he's Kevin Bacon, but because the man can move.

The German scientists who discovered this fact (and let's be honest, the Germans know how to dance) asked 53 women to watch two videos at the same time. One of the videos featured what would be considered a "good" dancer, while the other featured a dancer who would fall into the "Elaine Benes" category. The scientists tracked the women's eye movements, and found that the ladies ogled the men with fancy foot work, as opposed to those who didn't have the right moves. After watching the videos, the ladies were asked to share how they felt about each dancer, and declared those who could shake up the dance floor as "attractive" and "masculine." The same could not be said for the other group.

I mean, do you really think Elizabeth Bennet would have fallen for Mr. Darcy if he couldn't woo her on the dance floor? Back then, dancing was essential in the courting process, which goes to show that if you can at least move without doing the white man's overbite, then there's at least some hope for you and your gender as a whole. 

Although for some there is no point in even trying, as they have been born with two left feet, it should be noted that if you at least go out there and make an attempt, you're already more attractive than the killjoy in the corner of the room refusing to partake. Sometimes making an ass out of yourself can be just as charming, if not more so, as the perks of being a wallflower. So dance, my darlings, dance! 

Do you prefer men who can dance?

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