Are you comfortable eating alone in a restaurant?

@gicolet (1704)
United States
August 20, 2010 10:33am CST
I'm not. I'd really rather get a take out than eat alone in a restaurant. Maybe for some people they don't care but I can only eat alone in the comfort of my own home. How about you?
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12 responses
@kd_fmay (555)
• Philippines
20 Aug 10
Hi gicolet! I guess twice I did that, I have no choice but to eat, I'm far from home. I'm not comfortable eating alone in a restaurant, I feel everyone's looking at me... kinda weird..hehe.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
20 Aug 10
lol i hear you.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 Aug 10
It's nice to have companionship during a restaurant meal. it's good to have someone to converse with and enjoy the atmosphere with. Even though dining with someone is enjoyable, i still don't mind eating at a restaurant alone. The food and service will be just as good.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I know, the food and service will be just as good. Maybe it will help if I read a magazine or newspaper while eating alone. Thanks for responding :)
@unseenzy (171)
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
Same here! I'm not comfortable at all. Although I'm jealous because other people can do it. I haven't done that in my entire life. I always have someone with me every time I have to eat outside and if I'm alone, just like you, I'd rather get a take out. I don't mind eating alone at home but I really can't take eating alone outside. I hate the feeling but no matter how hard I wanted to try for practical reasons, I just don't have the courage.
@hotpink89 (134)
• United States
24 Aug 10
I'm personally comfortable eating alone! as long as i'm enjoying my food that's all i need, yet dont get me wrong company would be nice but if not then its k
@durgabala (1362)
• India
21 Aug 10
Even I am not comfortable eating alone in a restaurant. I would prefer at least one friend to accompany.
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
21 Aug 10
I actually enjoy dining alone in restaurants sometimes. It is nice to have some peace and quiet and time to think...
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I actually prefer to eat alone. I'm not big on socializing while I eat, and when you eat with other people you have to carry on a conversation. And I like to read while I eat. Or sometimes let my thoughts wander without feeling like I'm being rude which you can't do when you're with other people. As far as other people in the restaurant, I'm not really concerned with what they might think. Another benefit to eating alone is that I could people watch without having to stop to entertain companions.
• India
20 Aug 10
Hi, I love to eat alone when I am in my home. But when I am at the restaurant I want to enjoy the meal with my friends and families. It's not that I feel alone or can't spend the time alone. It is because that I want to make the best of my time there. I don't frequently go to restaurants. Whenever I go I am usually accompanied by close friends. I have a lot of fun there. The feeling of relief stays with me the whole week. Thanks. God bless you
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
20 Aug 10
Not really, I feel a bit selfconcious when I do it, but I still do it from time to time, especially on business trips.
• Bulgaria
20 Aug 10
???? no, :( I feel very bad and when I want to say somethink and when there is nobody to tell it I feel very very terabble.
@kurumi (85)
• Singapore
20 Aug 10
I don't understand why this is a concern. A restaurant is a place to sit down and eat, not a place for me to worry about what others think. I certainly won't care about that. When I am in a restaurant, i am definitely there to eat, and i don't like to take home because i like the food hot and fresh.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I have not eaten alone in a restaurant very often, but it does not bother me to eat alone outside of the home. There are some foods I really enjoy that my husband does not like. I may go out with a friend who likes these same types of foods or just go alone.