Seriously, I have been taking lessons for about a year & love this dance.. but there is a serious lack of men for my age group. I am widowed & among high level dancers many ballerinas in my area. Most of them are in their early forties & I can't understand why they can't find men to dance with? And, if that isn't enough I'm with many married women who are dancing without their husbands because they are couch potatoes!! Please someone educate me!! LOL. I'm going to have to decide whether it is worth paying for private lessons or should I just take a dance cruise? LOL.