have you tried dining alone?

@o0jopak0o (6406)
Philippines
July 2, 2010 2:19pm CST
well because of my job i sometimes dine alone. At first i was a little bit embarrassed and such but after a while i get used to it and even enjoyed it more.
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15 responses
@lbbaby (489)
• China
3 Jul 10
Yes, I dine alone many times. I will have lunch with my colleagues in the company but I have to have my supper alone at home. I love to cook for myself so I think it's ok. But I know that if someone can have supper with me I would be happier so I'm expecting my Mr. Right. Haha...
@deafdiva (243)
• United States
3 Jul 10
yeah I am waiting for my Mr. Right too : ).
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
haha, im not looking but definitely want to meet my ms right ^^
@deafdiva (243)
• United States
3 Jul 10
Oh I dine alone all the time when I go out to eat. I just take a magazine or a book and read it while I am eating. Sometimes, it's actually more relaxing than eating with someone. I do go out with my friends sometimes but sometimes I just need to be by myself.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
were the same, but i find it more enjoyable for some reason.
• United States
3 Jul 10
yes i have tryed it and i hate it i feel that everyone is looking at me instead i go to the drive in window and eat in my car i hate being so lonely
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
well at first i felt embarassed because of the stares but i got used to it and doesnt bother me that much. i also find it more enjoyable now.
• India
3 Jul 10
Hello, Many a times, I have wished to eat some particular thing, but my husband who is mostly on tours is not available to go with me. Then I go to the market, get that thing packed and bring it home to eat. But even eating alone at home is not enjoyable and by the time we open that dish, put it in the plate,I am not able to relish it or do justice to that dish.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
well maybe you enjoy a little tak while eating.
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
Yeah sure i've tried dining out several times. At first, I was awkward but after awhile I got the hang of it and now I do it often. haha. Dont feel embarrased. Sometimes we need to have time alone too =) Happy eating ^^
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
well thank goodness that the awkward moment passed.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
2 Jul 10
Actually, there is nothing to be embarrassed about, dining alone. I dine alone half of the time. In fact, I realised that I can fully concentrate on my food and enjoy it.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
well i was embarrased at first but now starting to enjoy it.
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
Yeah sometimes I used to dine alone because I'm working with different schedule so I don't eat with family members at home.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
yes i also work with a different schedule to anyone before. thanks for the info.
@rastogisw (446)
• India
2 Jul 10
I usually dine alone as my husband remains in office and my kids are too small to dine with me as have to feed them first then only can get the time to dine. There was the time when I simply dont like to eat my food without my parents if they finished their food before my coming from schools I really got angry with them and now is the time that I dont feel awkward rather I feel good in eating alone as I am in habbit now.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
yes there are times that when i come home they are finished eating but i find it more relaxing now than before.
• Romania
17 Jul 10
I dining alone many times. Because of my job no one wait it for me.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Hi, o. Yes, I have dined alone once. I did so about 10 years ago. I went to Olive Garden after I have gotten off of work. It did felt very awkward for me. I am so used to eating with someone when I go out.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
12 Jul 10
I've had to dine alone for many years now. The first time I felt a bit strange because my husband was not there. But, it's not so hard to get used to at all. It gets to be quite comfortable, just like anything else you must accomodate to. Now I'm alone most of the time anyway and I still like to eat! So....
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
I'm not embarrassed when eating alone. There is nothing to it. I can't imagine why I should be. Eating alone gives me time to enjoy the food and the ambiance. I like eating at the most inconspicuous space and just observe my surroundings.
• India
5 Jul 10
I love eating with my family. Sometimes, I am forced to eat alone. Though at first, I kind of enjoyed the 'freedom', I dread the idea. I am a workaholic and as such, I sometimes so engrossed in work, that the lunch time or the dinner time, depending on the time of the day, would have long passed. So, in that sense, I do not like eating alone.
• China
4 Jul 10
Yes,I used to live and dine alone in a house because of the job of my parents locating not the same place with our city.At that time,I felt really lonely as soon as it was time to dining and I hated to have dinner alone.But now I am no longer to dining alone now as I live in school.Nowaday, I could get together with some classmates to dining,which I feel happy
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
Yes, I am used to it. I ate alone most of the time. Even bfast and lunch and dinner. I am left alone at home as they go to work early, I ate alone, at lunch time I ate in the office but I prefer to eat alone either inside or outside the office and when I arrived home in the afternoon because it is late I am alone taking my dinner. It is only on Saturdays and Sundays when we ate together.