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Fri Jun 18, 2021, 12:05 PM

Is social dancing The Answer [View all]

For single men in search of a mate? Just a few days ago a fellow DUer was complaining about internet dating.
I thought I would expand a thought I had into a more general post. Is there a type of music that you like? Today there is someone teaching every form of dancing from hip hop to foxtrot. I'm not talking about highly choreographed performance dancing but rather social dancing, where you learn a half dozen or so moves and look pretty good on the dance floor.
I love the music of the big bands and the Great American Songbook. It took a while, but I got pretty good at Swing and the Foxtrot, ok at the waltz, never too good at those latin dances. When I started I didn't really have an idea of meeting woman. I just wanted to be able to dance to the music that I loved. But it turns out that a lot of woman like the idea of being held when they dance. I don't think I was ever turned down when I proposed: "I love big band music. Would you like to go out dancing some night?"
I suspect the same would hold true for any type of dancing.
Will someone marry you just because you can dance. Not likely. But it does add something to the package. I do think it was one of the reasons my wife decided to marry me. Our wedding song was a swingy version of Cole Porter's 'Night and Day'.
Years ago we were at an academic dinner and my wife was sitting next to an attractive woman in her thirties and for some reason I became the subject of their talk. At some point in the conversation the young woman exclaimed: 'You mean he can dance too? Where on earth did you find him?'
I still have to blush.

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