Sunday 30 April 2017

Young people failing to put best foot forward at dance

Social occasion of a dance should be the ideal place for young people to find romance
Social occasion of a dance should be the ideal place for young people to find romance

I was at a young person's birthday party last month, and noticed that as the dancing started, there was a distinct separation of the sexes.

The girls congregated in a large mass at the top of the hall, and the boys huddled together at the other end. I was bemused to see lost expressions on the lads' faces as the girls appeared detached from what was a pleasant ritual for me and my contemporaries.

The dance was the ideal ice-breaker back then. Perhaps this is why so much alcohol is now being consumed. Romance is always thrilling when one is young, and feigning disinterest is just stupid.

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