don't know, wasn't around then. well, that happens now, too. it's just a matter of what your *intent* is when you go out. if you're out there "looking", then the dancing is going to be secondary, and ladies are going to feel it...and it can be a turn-off. and also, you're predisposing yourself to compexity and drama. doesn't mean you can't or won't find someone that way. am sure there are people out there who use social dancing as a dating vehicle...have met some of them, that's for sure. but am just saying that you may enjoy the experience more fully if you have the intention of keeping trolling for chicas off the social dance floor. well, do what works. but btw, this is a challenge many dancers face. they wanna be dancing, the dance community is a small one, their time is limited for non-dancing pursuits so...many face the same quandary. i know it well. maybe it will work out this way, maybe not. you'll find your way, tho. again...this is common terrain for many dancers. personally, i choose the dancing & don't seek out connections outside of it anymore. honestly, life has a way of bringing the right people to you at the right time. just choose to do what makes you happy and things will take care. nah...it's all there. because you can have sizzling connections with total strangers that you will never see again...it really does help to get on the dance floor and make it all about dance, so that you don't get confused by the "chemistry" you may experience for the length of a dance...or an evening.