I've noticed that a larger amount of dancers at my local social seem to be dancing to find a relationship rather than to actually dance. Is this the same for your studios? do most people generally come for the love of dancing or dance to find love - or even a bit of both?
To resurrect this topic... it's an interesting question. There is a certain amount of that that goes on at our studio, and you can kind of tell who is and who isn't. But then again, as I said before, there are people who come first with the idea of meeting potential mates, but then they fall in love with the dancing and the "partner" search takes a back seat.
There are also people who are single and want to socialize with members of the opposite sex, but aren't necessarily looking for a relationship. For them, dancing often fills the bill quite nicely, and they will usually continue to dance even after they have finally found a mate, if they do.
I recall an odd case from a few years ago. There was a lady of about 40 who started dancing after she got divorced. She danced regularly for about a year. Then she met a guy (a non-dancer) and she quit dancing. Six months later, she was back; they had broken up. She danced regularly for a few more months, then met another guy (another non-dancer) and quit again. I haven't seen her since. I've wondered if she was coming to the studio to meet guys, or if it was just something to occupy time in between relationships.