Being a dancer together with another dancer, I can definitely sign off your statement about being surrounded by lovely ballerinas – it’s hard not to fall for any of them So what’s the conclusion?
Well, it seems the numbers are varying from place to place, but in general, I think we can say there is a stronger tendency for dancing men to date other dancers, than amongst the dancing women.
Rebecca: To me, this is where work relationships can get a little tricky. When you are in the same profession you seem to have a lot in common, but sometimes, that is the only thing you have in common.
When you work together and see each other all the time, the time spent together after work could get a bit boring and routine. It can be nice to talk to someone about ballet who understands the art form, but spending time with someone who doesn’t know anything about your job and is willing to learn about it can be even more interesting.
Of course this statistic is drastically affected by the fact that there are more women in the company, but these are not scientific numbers, just an example for my demonstration. There’s not a single guy that has a “normie” girlfriend?! About half of the guys in a relationship has spouses from outside the dance-world.
As for the ladies, about 70% of those in a relationship are together with outsiders.
I’m not afraid to tell my girlfriend “I look forward to being somewhere else this weekend”.
Enjoy Henrik: I’m together with my lovely girlfriend for 6 years, who is also a professional dancer.You gossipy little bunch But it’s true, dancers romantic lives are somewhat different from “civil people’s,” as I mentioned in the How-to-date-a-dancer post (which wasn’t really a good list on how to date a dancer, sorry ’bout that. As a natural consequence, lots of dancers seems to be dating other dancers.As promised earlier, Rebecca King, dancer of Miami City Ballet and author of the Tendus under a Palm Tree, and I wanted to continue our interactive chats, and share some views around the romantic lives of dancers, the dating other dancers vs “normal people” pros and cons and – wait for it – finally give you some real pointers in what to expect, and how to handle, dating a dancer yourself.Understandably enough when you think about it, as there are more women dancing, than men, so the ones who doesn’t get a “dancing man” (and don’t feel like sharing) pretty much has to find themselves spouses outside the ballet ranks. Earlier, I’ve written a post on 5 real reasons to date a dancer that you might want to check out. Although, we might be a little hard to handle sometimes.Here comes the part you have all been waiting for, dear readers. Rebecca and I sat down and summarized a couple of typical situations: R: Be prepared to attend numerous parties; not only galas post-performances, but also dancer get-togethers. Actually, I think one of the things you need to do if you want to date a dancer for any longer period, is to start to care about dance.
But I think this is a point where the dancer also should be able to make some compromises. H: Like I mentioned in the other posts on dating dancers, I don’t think there is a dancer in the world that appreciate a pick-up-line like: “oh, you’re a dancer? Dancers need to be rested and ready to dance all day long. I love a social event like anyone, but there is always class in the morning. Then a ballet dancer is not for you because EVERYTHING pops! When I try to quietly go to the bathroom at night, my body pops like a decent beat-boxer. But on the other hand if they are dancing for company professionally it’s best to keep it professional . I figured that it was related to ballet somehow, but how exactly does it work? One thing I’d say: if that high a percentage of dancers are in a relationship with other dancers, yet a huge majority of women are dating outside the company, clearly it is because many of those male dancers are involved in same-sex relationships.