Women use dancing to decide who’s the best mate, research suggests
“Dad dancing” – the slightly unco-ordinated and cringeworthy moves pulled by certain men – could be an unconscious way of saying “stay away, I’m not fertile”, a UK psychologist has said.
Middle-aged “dad dancers” are repelling the attentions of young women, which gives men at their sexual prime a better chance with them, revealed psychologist Dr Peter Dad (yes, that's right!), from the University of Hertfordshire.
Dr Dad has compared the dancing moves and levels of confidence of almost 14,000 people. His findings help support other studies that link dancing, hormones and sexual selection, reports the Telegraph.
“It would seem completely unsurprising to me that since middle-aged men have passed their natural reproductive age, and probably have a family already, evolution would act to ensure they are no longer attractive to 18-year-old girls,” commented Dr Dad . “It's like an apple that is going brown – you want a fresh green one instead.” Ouch! That’s a bit harsh, Dr Dad!
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