Hehe... Yea, funny story, I got into it because of a girlfriend. I actually came from an aggressive inline background, and well...I fell in love with it and they converted me...she quit when we broke up. *shrug*
My coach is like a surrogate father in a lot of ways. He's passing on his wisdom to me, bit by bit, so I can take over someday.
I love it...it's the perfect outlet for my creative/feminine side, while still being...well, macho, I guess! I love tangos, especially - they are so powerful, and delicate at the same time...very masculine.
That being said...this time around (been a while since I've been back into the sport) I'm going to have the last word on my costuming... (I wish there were a better term than costume...it's an athletic sport, not a pageant...)