On dancing partners, or the lack thereof

All these years, I thought I wanted my special someone to be a fantastic dancer who could sweep me off my feet. He’d have to, to make up for my two left ones. I always thought it would be the most romantic thing in the world to glide across the ballroom dance floor with my prince charming.

I’ve changed my mind.

I want my special someone to be a horrendous dancer. Just abysmal. An absurd jingle-jangle of limbs that you can’t make sense of, because you’re too busy laughing your guts out watching.

And I want to dance with this someone — in the privacy of our own apartment — stomping around and waving our arms with wild abandon to the sound of our Disney Favorites playlist on shuffle, not caring how ridiculous we look, because goshdarnit, we’re having the time of our lives.

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22 thoughts on “On dancing partners, or the lack thereof

  1. That sounds like a brilliant way to spend the day, or night, or just time in general, hehe :D.
    A friend and I once walked into a bar, and shortly after two guys came up to us, put our drinks away and started dancing with us, like for real, salsa and stuff.
    And though I dance three hours a week, it was quite hard! I guess the late hour is to blame. Hopefully πŸ˜‰

  2. This is so great. The change many girls make from wanting a perfect Prince Charming to a real, flawed, vital guy. And while I can dance myself, I know that feeling of not being able to grasp steps and ending up in a hysterical, laughing tangle- and a pretty painful bump πŸ˜‰ Great job!

    • Thank you! Great point — Prince Charming just isn’t, realistically, what we’re looking for. As for dancing, when I did college Glee Club the choreographer always had her eye on me — I swear she thought of me as “that one girl who seriously can’t dance.”

      • Glee Club? What’s that?
        Oops. Well, one can’t say you didn’t stand out.
        Prince Charming’s a pretty idea, but as that awesome movie ‘Enchanted’ showed us, he can be pretty boring in person. And more importantly, you realise that he’s a two-dimensional (or three) image on a screen; real guys are much more interesting.

      • Glee Club: show choir, performing choir, do a bit more than just stand and sing choir.

        The best part about Enchanted is the message that life isn’t a fairy tale, but even real life can use a bit of magic. Everyday magic like being silly and singing and dancing with loved ones.

        Speaking of which, if you like my stories you should read my short story “Al(m)as” — it also goes into the fairy tale idea a bit. You can get it on my blog homepage by clicking on the picture in the right sidebar, or here! Thanks for following πŸ™‚

  3. This reminds me so much of Christina/Meredith friendship in Grey’s Anatomy! This is a nice post, makes me appreciate all of my crazy friends. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I’d like to borrow some of your crazy friends. I love mine to death, but I need people to be over the top enough to pull me out of my shell, too πŸ™‚ I’m too inhibited for my own good.

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