Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html en-gb 30 Sat 31 Jan 2015 23:21:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html SheffTim http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html?page=80#comment4 `My rigorously controlled scientifc study tells me that the ability of men on the dance is directly connected to their ability in the bedroom. I think its something about the rhythm` SuehewittOddly enough Sue, as a male, I`ve noticed the same thing about women. However sexual attraction on the dance floor isn`t just simply about how you move. Age, height, size, body shape (and `tribe` when young), clothing and other factors come into it too.How you dance can undeniably reveal a lot about someone: extrovert/introvert, if they`re body conscious, confident, coordinated or not and so on. As someone who could dance reasonably well (i.e. know steps to individual songs, adapt styles to genres) when younger I can also say that sometimes you graviate towards someone that can also dance well on the dance floor, just for the fun of having a good dance partner, even if there`s no real sexual attraction. And if anyone would like to be a better dancer a) take some lessons at a dance studio and b) stay sober(ish) on the dance floor. Like a lot of things it can be learnt or improved upon. Wed 22 Oct 2008 12:46:52 GMT+1 Sue Hewitt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html?page=60#comment3 The genetic link to dancing style and women's choice of man is very interesting and does warrant further study. I love to dance, classing myself as extra large and complexly co-ordinated. For me its an exuberant energetic activity and I do use it as a fitness training tool. An hour dancing to rock gives me a total body workout much more taxing than than running.I have also watched people dancing for years, in a bid to select a man. My rigorously controlled scientifc study tells me that the ability of men on the dance is directly connected to their ability in the bedroom. I think its something about the rhythm......... Wed 22 Oct 2008 07:54:14 GMT+1 Diamonddavej http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html?page=40#comment2 I also have Asperger's, though I am not clumsy (unlike ~70% with AS), my dancing style is described as "unique".Actually,researchers found a correlation between high prenatal testosterone and autism spectrum disorders, not low prenatal testosterone.One of first things Hans Asperger noticed, way back in the 1940s Austria, was, a large number of men with Asperger's were thrown out of the Army because they could not copy the movements of fellow soldiers on parade (a lack of mirror neurons, thus a "unique" marching style). There is also a greatly increased rate of clumsiness in Asperger's.I have no doubt that dancing is a very clever method that evolved purposely to weed out men who have too high/low testosterone and other anomalies. Its extremely effective at identifying people with Asperger's who can't dance at all, who's condition is manifest by subtle clumsiness and difficulty mirroring.I suspect the results will show that men with moderately high testosterone are most attractive, but there will be a rapid decrease in attractiveness beyond a certain point. Tue 21 Oct 2008 22:09:15 GMT+1 fantstic flower lady http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html?page=20#comment1 AT 80yrs i can still dance all the dances from the 40,s my advice? stay supple dont freeze up, eat well ,and exercise anyway you can, Gardening is best Tue 21 Oct 2008 18:52:44 GMT+1 Chris Brown http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/today/tomfeilden/2008/10/dance.html?page=0#comment0 I have trouble even comprehending dance. Coerced onto the dance floor on occasion, when younger, I attracted a comment from an expert:"You dance like a chieftain tank with one track missing."A tank development engineering expert, not an dance expert...Given my social life, I could well put a datum on attractiveness and dancing ability fairly well out on the graph!Four years ago, aged 48, I got a very late diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome.Interestingly, there is at least a suggested correlation between the incidence of autistic-spectrum conditions, low EQ scores (loosely, poor social connectivity and empathy) and low foetal testoterone. Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:01:01 GMT+1