Um, it helps going to the social with a group of friends. Not saying that you only dance with those people, you can always invite other people for dance or arrange for a dance through progressives or make new friends. I think the fact that you are sitting together with a group of people deters certain individuals from constantly approaching you while unwelcomed.
that makes sense.
I should learn to ask for dances more often, and earlier. I usually wait to see who's left behind, and then ask who ever looks least threatening
(I'm not very brave). And if I don't grab someone early enough, someone else grabs me.
Say "NO" EVERY time he askes you, 1 yes will give him false impression that you may be interested. They're like piranhas, one taste of blood and they go crazy.
but how do you say 'No' without sounding rude?