When I picked up dancing, I was new in town, didn't know anyone, and I didn't have a girlfriend either. Incidentally, by now most of my non-work-related friends here are people from the local Salsa scene, and that's also where my girlfriend found me. Of course I could definitely have found someone outside Salsa as well, it's not like I needed Salsa to boost my dating life! The others though, the hopeless weirdos who, dating-wise, grasp at straws in the Salsa scene? I find them highly entertaining!