Since we are on the subject (er, or to be more accurate, since we are off it!!) is it better to have a partner to whom one is NOT emotionally attached? I suppose there is a thread that has dealt with this before but no harm in revisiting. There are really two separate issues (at least): 1. Is it more practical so that relationship issues do not interefere with dance partnership ones - or vice versa that relationship issues help overcome practicalities of dancing together; and 2. Do we dance better with a non-involved partner (by that I mean nothing goin' on relationship wise, not necessarily emotionally - I see one could easily get into deep water here!). After all, dance is many things including stylised romance (etc ) so some emotional link seems essential.