seating arrangements for couples going to a milonga

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seating arrangements for couples going to a milonga

verytangostore
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I am interested in what people think about seating arrangements for couples who attend milongas.
There are of course two schools of thought (seems in tango there are multiple schools of thought about everything!!!!)
One school of thought says that the couple can sit anywhere they like, together, and no problem. The man can ask who he likes and the woman will be asked by anyone.
The other school of thought says that the couple must sit apart! Sitting together signals to everyone else that they want to dance tango only with each other,  so if they want to dance with other people they should sit separately.
Would welcome input into this.
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Re: seating arrangements for couples going to a milonga

adam
Of course people can sit where they like.
However when my partner and I go dancing, if she sits with me, she will get asked to dance tango a lot less (even when I am dancing when someone else) then compared to if she sits by herself. That's just in our experience.