Do You Feel Comfortable Eating Out Alone?

United States
November 11, 2007 8:45pm CST
This is something that I was just thinking about because I have seen quite a few people eating out in a resturant alone in the place where I live. Most of Them seem not to be bothered by it in the least. So what do you think? Would you eat out at a resturant alone,and feel comfortable doing so?
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• United States
12 Nov 07
i don't normally feel uncomfortable going to eat alone... but usually i'll just get something to go and just go home and eat alone... seems like everytime i try to sit down by myself in a restaurant to eat... someone i haven't seen a long time pops up... annoying! so i'd just assume go home ... turn on a good movie... and eat and enjoy my alone time... ALONE!
• United States
13 Nov 07
That's funny, maybe you should try ducking and hiding behind the menu, but then again they would probably still be able to somehow see x-ray vision through it. Thanks for your comment!
12 Nov 07
I have never eaten out alone, iv never really had to wherever i go its just more fun to have someone else around to talk to if im going into town i invite friends or family and they have always come so far. i am quite shy tho and i also wont drink in a pub by myself.
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• United States
13 Nov 07
You are right it's nice to have friends and family around especially eating, food has that way of bringing people together. However, sometimes it's just nice to have your own down time when you don't have the pressure of feeling that you have to entertain your guest. Now I must admit, I would have a much harder time going to a pub or bar alone. Thanks for your thoughts.
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
i have no issues with eating alone in public. i do it all the time when no one's available to accompany me. eating out is as easy as 123. you order food, eat, pay then go. why think about other stuff like what will people think of you eating out alone when your business in that place is just to eat. you're not there to party or meet guys or anything. you're there to eat. as simple as that. i think those who find it awkward to eat alone in public are those who depends all the time in other people. they can't do things on their own. they're in constant need of companionship.
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• United States
12 Nov 07
Well spoken, and I totally agree. Thanks for your thoughts!
• United States
14 Nov 07
No, I think I would rather be shot than eat alone. I have always been that way. I would rather just skip a meal than eat in a restaurant alone. Sometimes when I'm out and about and I get hungry, I actually speed all the way home so that I can eat rather than just stopping for a bite.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Though I can eat out in a resturant or in a simple fast food chain alone but I still prefer having a companion while dining out. It's still good to have someone that you can discuss things while eating in a restaurant. You can share what you think about the food and the service rendered by the crew from that restaurant. And believe me it is so lonely eating out alone. But if you're looking for a date it's the best way.
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@juhiram (187)
14 Nov 07
i like to eat alone because many times i observed myself if i eat with my brothers and sisters then a chatter boxes will raise less food more talk ...routine i donnwanna neglect diet..so better for me to eat alone after eating sufficiently then i ill mixup with them..gives me lots of strenght to chat wiith them...
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
there's nothing wrong eating out alone. i do it every now and then.
• United States
12 Nov 07
So do I and I don't have a problem with it. Thanks for your reply.
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
7 Dec 07
No, I don't like to eat alone in the restaurant. If I want to eat food from restaurant but don't have friend to go with, I will prefer to order take out menu, so I can bring it home, and eat the food alone in the house. That;s more relaxing for me. :)
• United States
7 Dec 07
i never have before and i never will. i think it would just be odd. if i'm out alone and get hungry i'd just go through the drive-thru at a fast food place. i wouldn't want to go in to any restaurant by myself and dine.
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
7 Dec 07
I've done it from time to time and it doesn't bother me.Many years I was traveling alone so I was eating out alone.
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
I enjoy eating out alone. It makes me feel independent hehe. But so far I've only eaten out alone in fast food chains. I find that I eat quickly when I'm alone, whereas I eat slower when I have a companion and we tend to linger after the meal.
• United States
14 Nov 07
I don't eat out much anymore due to health reasons, but when I did, I often went alone and didn't think anything of it. Now, when I do eat out, I'll eat at a fast food or casual dining place alone, but I prefer company with the nicer restaurants.