Awhile back, we found out the COMPLETELY TRUE AND ABSOLUTELY SCIENTIFICALLY DISCOVERED reasons why women dance and it only follows [DANCE JOKE! GET IT?!] that we will find out IN THE SAME, UNCONDITIONALLY JOURNALISTICALLY SOUND WAY about why men dance.*
A Bet 9%
There's a small bunch of men that got pushed into a studio because they had to hit a dance floor soon and oh shit I have no moves. They didn't want to look like (or, more appropriately, feel like) an idiot when they had to do the Funky Chicken with those hot bridesmaids. Or their work buddy knew how to swing dance and was a hit at the Christmas party and dammit I want to be a hit at the Christmas party. Or the classic "I bet you can't salsa dance" from their bros after seeing some awesome looking people working it on the plaza to a street band during spring break.
Romantic Notions 30%
Notice I didn't label this "To get laid" and I really feel like an adult for that, but guess what? If you're in a relationship and you bring your special friend dancing? Good things are going to happen, buddy. Like, she will make you dinner.
If you're NOT in a relationship, you've mightily upped your odds of meeting a lot of really great people. And maybe you'll find an enjoyable companion with whom you'd like to spend time off the dance floor.
But it's not a whorehouse, y'all. Keep your moves gentlemanly. And non-stalkery. Or I'll find you.
Because Women are There 30%
The gentler sex might not be so gentle on the dance floor, but the scene as a whole is a lot prettier and better smelling than your average gym or bar. Dance studios give you the opportunity for a great workout and socializing with great ratios of guys to girls.
Competitive Athletic Endeavor 17%
The growing number of pro-am men in the world seems like a nice testament to the low-impact/high-finery world of competitive ballroom dancing. You won't ruin your knees. You get to dress like James Bond. You have tough competition. You'll get more flexible, confident, and sexy. If you're out of your high school/college glory days but still need to go kick some butt, round out your Crossfit competitions with some dancesport championships.
Edita Sliwinska 14%
Yes, most of these reasons revolve around women. Yes, there are gay guys who dance. They like women, too (just not "like like"). The point is that there's plenty of terrific people that draw you into the ballroom world, whether it's the "frustrated exhibitionist" [all-time favorite quote from my dad] Edita Sliwinska or your ultra-sassy 80-year-old neighbor lady who is in better shape than you are.
And ballroom pros are hot. The end.
*In other words, I made it up.