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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

True or False?

Researchers at New York University say...

Women who were perceived as the most attractive tended to sway their hips when they walked. The most attractive men, on the other hand, tended to move their shoulders from side to side in a masculine swagger.

Are you a hip swayer or a swaggerer? (I think I might be a swaggerer myself!) Is this true? Or false?

19 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

Well I don't know how this reflects on my physical looks but I could NEVER figure out how to sway my hips. Knew a girl growing up who did it with flare, all the time. Boy did the boys see her coming. But the weird thing is they never really considered her very pretty. Well I ramble, but I don't swagger and I don't sway, at least I don't think I do.

I wonder though if it might be possible that our perception of people changes if they do swagger and sway? Do we perceive them as prettier? Perhaps the study could have gone the other way too...

4:07 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I don't really do either. I walk purposefully. But i do know how to walk so that my boobs bounce just a little. I haven't used that walk in years. :)

5:41 PM  
Blogger QT said...

I don't sway my hips much, but I too have perfected the walk so that my boobs bounce! This is a very effective weapon and must be used with caution!

Was that included in the survey???

5:59 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

LOL! Um. Neither. Honestly. I'm short and heavyset. It just doesn't.. well... occur to me.

I don't notice whether others do or not. I'm drawn to the bookish-looking sorts.


Peace,


~Chani

6:53 PM  
Blogger Gordo The Geek said...

Speaking as a guy, we do notice the hip sway. And how. I honestly can't say that I've noticed any kind of correlation between sway/not sway and attractiveness, though.

I did ask my wife once, recently, "does that wiggle come standard or do they have to learn it?" She said "Both. And it varies with the shoes." :-)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'd probably go with more of a swagger. My hips are WAY too big to be swingin.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

No swaying or swaggering for me. I'm usually just trying not to trip.

However, high heels make it almost impossible to walk with out a bit of wiggle.

Not that I even wear high heels.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

I'm built too low to the ground for anyone to notice. Unless I'm on stairs. Then look out, it's sway city!

I kind of bounce when I'm happy though.

11:33 PM  
Blogger KC said...

A girl in high-school was accused me of "walking all sexy" in front of her cro-magnon-like boyfriend. I was shocked that I was walking any particular way and that she thought I could actually like her boyfriend.

I also doubt the validity of her observation.

5:25 AM  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

I do a bit of both.

But I totally agree - the way one walks definately affects their sex appeal.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

I think this may be overrated? I have never noticed that correlation and neither do I have a clue about how I walk.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Popeye said...

Damn. Now, for the nest week, I'm going to be thinking about whether or not I'm moving my shoulders. . .

9:06 AM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

My booty makes a boom-chicka-boom motion when I walk. It's not conscious, it's simply the shape of my derriere, a little too round or something....

9:17 AM  
Blogger jen said...

oh, those hip swayer girls. i think it's sexy. i can't do it, though...when i try, i end up tripping. not as sexy when that happens.

1:20 PM  
Blogger ThomasLB said...

I wonder if that's what makes high heals attractive to some people. They sort of force the wearer into an exaggerated side-to-side motion.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Tink said...

I swish my hips...

But it's only because I have duck feet. :0/

4:05 PM  
Blogger patches said...

Hmmm, I don't have a reason to swagger any more, so I'm a weave and tail swish kind of guy. I don't watch myself walk, but I will be checking out everyone else for the next week.

4:25 PM  
Blogger kat said...

I SWING those hips, honey!!!!

6:05 PM  
Blogger gr said...

I think I lower my eyes and slink around, unless the two large dogs are being walked, then I am often being dragged down the street.

11:08 AM  

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