I need a boyfriend. And not just any boyfriend — one who is ridiculously good at dancing and leading.
So I can get someone to partner with me during my dance classes. You see, I can’t take Salsa Level 6 without a partner. 😛
Now, you are probably thinking one of two things:
1) “That is one stupid reason for wanting a boyfriend!” or
2) “Don’t you mean you need a dance partner?”
Well, 1) I never said I wanted a boyfriend — just that I needed one, because 2) No one wants to partner with a dancer who is not at their level or better, unless they are 1) going out with them or 2) are physically attracted to them. Friendship and pity might also work, but it is mean to play those cards in this case, and probably a lot less effective. 😛
So you see, my reasoning is really quite logical. 😉
I actually prefer rotating from lead to lead, since I like having to adapt to different leading styles, but switching is truly becoming unsustainable for certain classes. This is my third term of taking Salsa Level 2, and I don’t have the patience to not practice my side of the steps correctly when the new leads can’t pick their moves up fast enough. There are also too many girls in my Level 4 class to get sufficient time to practice new moves properly.
I have already talked to some of my guy friends about partnering with me for Level 2 so that I don’t become a back-leading monster, which is what would have happened if I had had to take Salsa Level 1 again as a rotating follow. It’s different when everyone has already taken the class once, because then, no one is holding anyone back.
For Salsa Level 6, I don’t want to be the burden.
And that, my friends, is why I need a boyfriend. I’ve heard worse reasons. 😉