Not in a skeevy way!
I’m a 38 year old woman and recently I joined a dance group. I really love the dance style and the group really bonded as well, so we’ve started to see each other socially too. Thing is, the lessons are being held very near the university, the “gym” is sort of an occupied space (I’m in Italy, this is a common thing here) and the teacher is very young (but extremely capable). All of this conspires for the group to consist of people, mostly women, in their early twenties. Apart from me, the oldest one is 25 and many are younger than that. Basically, I’m enjoying myself and also, my lifestyle is similar enough in a way in that I’m poor and without kids. I don’t feel as if I don’t fit in, I don’t feel like anyone minds me being there, but still, when people ask my age I feel, well, awkward. Should I? Would you?
I mean, I could do this style of dance in a different place with a slightly more “mature” group, but the day and place are more difficult for me, and I consider these women my friends, so I’d have a hard time explaining why I was leaving. I’m having fun, but sometimes I wonder if it is odd. Oh, by the way, I do have and have always had plenty of friends who are my own age, I just kind of fell into this particular social scene because of a shared love of the same dance.