While it has long been assumed that women love a man who can cut a rug, researchers at Rutgers University recently conducted a study that showed better dancers attract a higher number of mates, and more desirable ones at that. So, bub, dust off your dancing shoes, grease your hair à la Patrick Swayze and hasten to Simply Ballroom. Beginners' lessons are cheap group sessions for singles start at $120 per person for six once-a-week classes and you don't need a partner to enroll. The beauty of a ballroom-dance class is that prospective partners must spend at least four minutes in close, hands-on (advice: don't be that guy) proximity ample time for your best one-liner and pitch for post-class drinks. If that's not enough to sway ya, many of the dances Simply Ballroom offers waltz, tango, cha-cha, rumba, swing actually require some physical effort. So even if you end up home alone watching Dancing With the Stars
reruns, at least you'll be fit enough to endure your next option: speed dating.