Wearing too many large pieces of jewelry not only has the potential to get caught or snagged while you two are dancing, but signals to the men to 'Keep Away'. Wearing a few small pieces of jewelry will work the best at the dance.

The best way to ask a man to dance is to simply say, "I want to dance with you". Men are used to women asking for what they want. This makes the situation much less awkward, and puts the ball in the man's court.

Looking for the high traffic areas around the dance floor that occurs between songs is important at a dance. Once discovered, if you proceed to circulate in these areas between songs you will expose yourself to be asked to dance.

If you're looking at men while you're at the dance, you will appear desperate and men will avoid you. It is best to avoid eye contact with men unless they are talking to you. The best thing to do is to look at the dancers on the floor.

Unless you are actually dancing, you should avoid sitting with or talking with other men. If you are with a man, other men will think that you are together. Men are very respectful of each other's territory and will not ask you to dance.

Wearing a top with too much of your shoulders and back exposed will feel cold and clammy to the man while dancing. A sleeveless top is okay, as long as two inches or less of the shoulder are exposed, as this is attractive to men.

When a man approaches you from the side, it is best to wait for him to tap you on the shoulder or start talking to you before you turn toward him. If you turn toward him right away, even after a delay, you will appear desperate.

This one is huge! If you sit with a whole group of women at the dance, men will think you are there to talk to other women and not to dance. Even being with one other friend will diminish your chances. Being alone will dramatically increase your chances of being asked to dance, as men will believe you are there for one purpose, and that is to dance. Men call large groups of women 'Henhouses' and stay clear. You need to avoid this at all costs.

Looking at the dancers on the floor makes men feel that you are interested in dancing and are much more likely to ask you to dance. If you stare at the floor or your friends, then men will think that you are not interested in dancing.

Wearing multiple layers for your top will make it more difficult for men to lead you in the dance as the layers of clothing will slide. Men will notice this and will be less likely to ask you to dance, sometimes subconsciously.

You should never directly ask a man to dance using the words "Do you want to dance". Men will not expect this and may feel confused and embarrassed. Even today, at most dances, men are not used to women asking them to dance.

If you gently sway to the music while waiting to be asked to dance, in most cases you will. This tells men that you like the music and are eager and ready to dance. Don't do full dance moves as this makes it appear you are preoccupied.

Saying 'Hi' to men at the dance while passing by them will dramatically increase your chances of being asked to dance. Doing this will show men that you are friendly and approachable which will lessen their fear of asking you to dance.

Standing on the edge of the dance floor with your feet just touching the floor tells men you are ready to dance right away. Don't stand on the floor as this will indicate that you are waiting for an existing partner.

Nothing can make you more approachable than when you genuinely smile. If you are not smiling, or worse yet frowning, men will be afraid to ask you to dance and for good reason. Try to appear happy and smile as much as possible.

Circulating near the dance floor will greatly increase your chances of being asked to dance. Men who stand far from the dance floor are not interested in dancing. Staying seated makes you less likely to be asked to dance.

Is it best to arrive before the music starts. This gives you time to get ready, get the feel for the place and say 'Hi' to potential dance mates before the valuable dance period begins. Arriving early will not make you appear desperate.

Wearing the wrong shoes can be disastrous at a dance. Not only will the men be sure to notice, but the wrong shoes can make you uncomfortable and very difficult to perform certain dance moves. Rubber-sole shoes are often disallowed.

Staying until the end is your best choice. Dances usually begin with more available women, but end with more available men as people get coupled up and frustrated women leave early. You are much more likely to be asked to dance at this time. Staying until the end will not make you appear desperate, but signal to men that you take dancing seriously.

When waiting to be asked to dance, it is best to hold your arms with hands at waist level. This is better than holding something or having your arms hanging by your sides. If you fold your arms you will never be asked to dance.

It sounds like you go to dances to simply socialize with your friends. You do not appear to have any interest in actually dancing with new men you have never met. If this is what you wish to do then you are all set. However, if you do wish to be asked to dance by men, you can improve your chances dramatically by following even a few of the tips below. Your entire experience at dances will completely change so you need to be ready for it. Good luck.

Even though you spend almost the entire time socializing with friends at dances, you do occasionally make an effort to dance with other men. You have probably had very little luck and have pretty much given up. There is no need to give up. Simply follow the tips below and watch your dance experience completely change. Men will be asking you to dance all the time and you will spend the entire night on the dance floor. Your friends may become envious of you.

You do appear to make an effort to be asked to dance by men. The good news is there is still room for improvement. You probably get asked to dance by men several times per night and go home feeling somewhat satisfied. However, you still spend most of your time sitting down or talking with friends. If you wish to spend more time on the dance floor and meeting new men, look for areas where you could improve your chances by looking at our tips below.

It appears you do pretty well getting asked to dance and spending most of the night on the floor. You have a fairly good mix of socializing with friends and spending time on the floor. You generally go home feeling satisfied. This might be perfectly fine with you, however, if you would like to spend more time on the floor and meet more men you can take note of some of the tips below. Concentrate on the questions where your answers didn't correspond with the results.

You appear to have a very well-rounded night of dancing and also socializing with friends. It is very likely you are completely satisfied when you go out dancing and have been going to dances for a while. However, if you are getting tired of the 'Same old dull routine', read the results of your questions below carefully and see if you can find some areas for improvement, but be prepared for nights where you may never get a chance to sit down.

It looks like you spend most of the night on the floor dancing with men, possibly with the envy of your friends. You have fun every night you go dancing and you go home feeling great about your night. You meet new men all the time. You still may want to go over the questions you just answered, even if it is just out of curiosity, and see if you can find a tidbit or two on how to make your night even more enjoyable. However, you may already have your hands full at the dances.

You really know your stuff! You spend the entire night dancing and only take bathroom breaks and quick trips to the bar for a drink to quench your thirst. Men practically line up to ask you to dance and your friends are very envious. In your case, however, you're upset friends won't really matter because you have very little time to talk to them anyway. You are very close to being the most popular woman at the dance amongst the men. Have fun at the dances.

You probably just took this quiz out of curiosity. You completely control your own destiny when it comes to being asked to dance. You are a very unique and special woman and men simply adore you at the dances. Your friends probably don't want to have anything to do with you while you are at the dance, so you most likely go alone and realize this is the best choice anyway. You know just what to do in the men simply cannot resist you.

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Have you ever gone to a dance and wondered why no one was asking you to dance? Do you wish that more men would ask you to dance? Do you long for a night where you spend almost the entire time on the dance floor dancing with handsome men? Even worse, do your friends get asked to dance more than you? How would you feel if you were able to increase your chances of being asked to dance more than tenfold?

Well, you can take our 'Being asked to dance' Mega quiz and see well how you do. You can then get some helpful tips from various experts on how to increase your chances of being asked to dance. If you follow most of the guidelines below, you are almost guaranteed a full night of dancing every time you go. If it is a singles dance, you may be going home with more than one phone number. Take the quiz below, answer the questions as honestly and accurately as possible and then read up on tips to improve your chances of being asked to dance. The higher your score the more likely will be asked to dance. If your score is low, read our suggestions and you will never have a disappointing dancing night again.

Your results will appear here.


1. How much jewelry do you wear at the dance?

a) None
b) A few small pieces
c) A few large pieces
d) Quite a bit of large pieces

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2. If you approach a man to dance with him, what is the best way to word it?

a) "You don't want to dance with me do you?"
b) "Let's dance"
c) "Do you want to dance?"
d) "I want to dance with you"

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3. How do you deal with high traffic areas at the dance?

a) I don't even notice them
b) I notice them, but avoid them
c) I look for them and sit nearby
d) I look for them and stand nearby between songs

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4. How often do you look at other men while you're at the dance?

a) I am checking them out the whole time
b) I am looking at them fairly often
c) I look at them only occasionally
d) I almost never look at them

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5. How often do you hang out with other men at the dance?

a) I go with another man and stay with him the whole time
b) I sit with several other men
c) I sometimes talk with other men
d) I am only with other men while I am dancing

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6. What type of top do you wear at the dance?

a) Long sleeve
b) Exposed shoulders and back
c) Sleeveless
d) Short sleeve

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7. What do you do if a man approaches you from the side?

a) Turn and look at him right away
b) Wait a few seconds and then turn and look at him
c) Wait for him to tap you on the shoulder or start talking to you
d) Walk away

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8. How many other women do you hang out with at the dance?

a) A whole group the entire dance
b) Two or more friends
c) Just one friend
d) I am alone

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9. Where do you look while you're at the dance?

a) At my other women friends
b) At the band or DJ
c) At the table or floor
d) At the dancers on the floor

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10. How many top layers do you wear at the dance?

a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) None

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11. How often do you ask a man to dance?

a) Never
b) Maybe once
c) A few times
d) All of the time

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12. How do you respond to the music while waiting to be asked to dance?

a) I just stand there
b) I may sway to it occasionally
c) I gently sway to it the whole time
d) I dance to it

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13. How often do you say 'Hi' to other men at the dance, such as while going to and from the bathroom?

a) Never
b) Maybe once in a great while
c) Fairly often
d) All the time

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14. What do you do when you're ready to be asked to dance?

a) Sit far away and talk with other women
b) Stand a few feet from the dance floor
c) Stand with my toes touching the edge of the dance floor
d) Stand on the dance floor

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15. How often do you smile at the dance?

a) Never
b) Maybe a few times
c) Quite often
d) Pretty much the whole time

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16. What do you do while at the dance?

a) Stay seated far from the dance floor
b) Stay seated near the dance floor
c) Circulate far from the dance floor
d) Circulate near the dance floor

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17. What time do you arrive at the dance?

a) Before the music starts
b) Right when the music starts
c) Just under an hour after the music starts
d) Two or more hours after the music starts

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18. What type of shoes do you wear at the dance?

a) Super tall high heels
b) Pumps, flats or median heels
c) Sandals
d) Rubber-sole shoes

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19. What time do you leave the dance?

a) Within an hour
b) After a few hours
c) Just under an hour before it ends
d) All the way to the end

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20. How do you hold your arms when waiting to be asked to dance?

a) My arms are folded
b) I am holding something
c) My arms are hanging down on my sides
d) My hands are at waist level with elbows slightly bent

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Susanne Brown works for Softgame Company, maker of card games, video poker and puzzles. She works on the company web sites and does editorial work.

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