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  Apparently dads start looking goofy on the dance floor even earlier than we thought…

A new survey found “dad dancing” officially starts at age 37.  Kids start to be embarrassed by their dad’s dancing at age 13, and don’t find it endearing until they hit their 30s.

It’s only the fourth most embarrassing thing dads do.  The top three are telling bad jokes, dressing with no style, and stinking up the bathroom.


Your dad’s dancing starts to embarrass you around age 13, and continues to embarrass you for the next 17 years.  Around age 30, you stop being embarrassed, and start to think it’s endearing.

A third of people said their dad thinks he’s a really good dancer.  But 37% have been embarrassed by their dad’s moves.  And 30% think he’s danced badly on purpose, just to embarrass them.

The top five dad-dancing SONGS are “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees . . . “You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate . . . “Waterloo” by ABBA . . . “Lady in Red” by Chris de Burgh . . . and “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie.  (Check out the top 40 here.)

According to the survey, dancing is only the FOURTH most-embarrassing thing dads do though.  The top three are telling bad jokes . . . dressing with no style . . . and stinking up the bathroom.



(SWNS Digital)