Just as one can have a romance with another human being, I’ve discovered that it’s possible to fall in love with a social scene and then have things go sour.
Years ago the dance scene was like a passionate, intense affair for me that suddenly went cold. A recent scene I was involved with here was like the guy who mildly but inconsistently flirts with me when I run into him, but he never goes beyond that. In both cases, I found that I’d developed as far as I could and it was time for me to get out.
I also found that in both cases it was possible to remain casual friends and still hang out occasionally.