I’m a 24 year old guy that started going for Ballroom and Latin dance classes. I did it to help me with my confidence. Most of the women at these group classes are middle-aged, while there are a couple that are my age. The couple of young girls my age, I danced with but both had an excuse that their feet hurt. These were at two different times. The first class, one young girl couldn’t dance with me AT ALL because her feet were hurting her badly. The second class, I danced with another young girl and we danced for a while, but she had to stop because her feet were hurting. Now this is probably just an excuse. My mom thinks so because she said it’s the #1 excuse women make to get out of dancing. I even did some research and it’s true. When women can’t stand dancing with someone, they say their feet hurt so they can break away. The reason young women are like this is because they want to dance with a good leader. Now that’s what I find strange. This is a BEGINNER’S class. So, I don’t understand why these young women can’t be cooperative and dance with a man who is also beginning. You’re not going to find many men at these dance classes, let alone one that can lead like a pro. So, what they’re expecting is a bit unusual. At least, I’m not stepping on her feet or anything. And I try to be gentle when dancing. Some men do step on feet and they’re rough when leading. And the instructor told me that I’m one of these few men that’s picking up real fast. So, I know I will dance well in no time. It just takes time. I just wish these young girls would give me a chance. And with the shortage of men and all, you'd thing all these girls would be thrilled to dance with ANY man. And it’s funny. When I dance with the older women (40+), they’re all perfectly ok with dancing with me. They know we’re all beginning and they appreciate my effort. Yet, the young ones…forget about it. So, why on earth are young women so picky with whom they’re dancing with at a beginner’s group dance class?