i don’t want to make this controversial. My empirical observations and experience suggests that the men tend to stay active in salsa dancing far longer than women. I know many followers in my local scene that have completely disappear. I know far fewer men that have. None of my fave followers from 2011 is active today. I still see plenty of leaders from back then still active. If I look at the big name instructors in 2008/9 and compare them to today, more men instructors are still active on the circuit compared to lady instructors. Yes there are life changing events – marriage, kids, etc. But that is true for both men and women. What is your experience?