Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The question of the day is easy, do you like to dance? Yes or no, do you like to shake a little booty, wiggle a little jiggle, twerk a little tushie? Weather you are shy and only do it in small groups or expressive and jump around at a mega party. I used to love dancing, one of the things I was excited about when I first started to know gay men, was the idea of having guys I could go out dancing with. Gay friends who would dance, unlike my straight friends who wouldn't and couldn't dance to save their lives... boy was I wrong! Lucky me, I became friends with every gay man that hates dancing, they nervously wanted to hug the walls at every party or dance club. If I did manage to get one up, they moved like a robot who's joints have rusted, like most white guys older than thirty.
To be completely honest, my high school in the city had a positive dance culture among the guys, it was great, I never knew such a thing existed, guys just didn't seem to dance anywhere else in Canada. My buddies would actually peel shy little me off the wall and pull me out onto the floor, fortunately I have the gay dance genes and I would have a blast! Sometimes it was all the guys together, the jocks, the preps, the casual guys in one large group, very homoerotic and I wasn't about to complain!
Unfortunately when I was dating Dan, he hated dancing and to be honest.. that was a good thing, he used to draw attention to himself on the dance floor and not in a good way if you catch my meaning. I remember one fall, four of us went to Montreal, one of the guys was from England and actually liked to have fun, we went to a dance club and I finally had someone to shake it up with. I remember the awesome feeling of looking out over a large dance floor with a sea of gay men dancing. It gave me a sense of belonging.
It's my opinion that, whether you dance or not says something about your personality, at least with regards to men, gay or straight. I don't mean that in a negative or positive way, I just notice patterns in people's behaviors. I have a feeling I can already guess who does and doesn't like to dance in the blogosphere but I'm curious. Now back to my question, do you like to dance?