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Show Of Hands June 13th, 2012 12:00am

At a restaurant on a date, do you prefer to sit next to your date or across the table from your date?

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rgum Texas
06/17/12 6:46 pm

I've always sat next to my hubby! :-) I'm rare! Yay!!!

kytoaltoky
06/17/12 6:25 am

Opposite, please. Save the mutual masturbation for dessert...at home. Come on. The rest of us are tryin' to eat for god's sake.

porkupine0 Iowa
06/16/12 7:51 am

You need to have opposite strong hands, it's great to sit next to and be close to one another

gramps
06/15/12 9:54 pm

Depends on the settings at the table.

RogueMom In a Hand Basket
06/15/12 7:24 pm

Okay, Across makes sense for relationships that are just starting or new or whatever. I think Next to is sweet once you are established or married or really comfortable with each other. Depends on what level your "date" is on.

jcn317 Indiana
06/15/12 2:14 pm

Next is awkward, it's like let me hover over you and drool over all your food, let me show you how needy I am lol

BigUgly Texas
06/15/12 12:59 pm

Damn it. I meant next to is impractical.

BigUgly Texas
06/15/12 12:59 pm

Across from is soooo impractical. You can't look at each other comfortably your elbows are constantly numbing while you're eating. I mean, hand jobs are cool and all but...

monkeyy Ohio
06/15/12 6:45 am

I've never been on a date. I'm only 14.
But I prefer across because I can look the person in the eye while talking without much effort.

milleant
06/15/12 6:15 am

I can't put my hand on her leg if she's across from me!


06/15/12 12:28 am

I prefer across from, bcuz I don't want to have: elbow space issues, quirky sounds of him/her eating, and I enjoy mind screwing with our eyes. Don't knock it till you try looking into someone's eyes to find a lover and friend looking back w/an intense hunger that makes your stomach jealous.

TheClan09
06/14/12 11:24 pm

Next to. I like to put my arm around my date....and other parts of them.

ncbuc Get Over It
06/14/12 9:08 pm

Across. How else is she going to flirt and put her foot in my crotch?

Feathersha
06/14/12 9:05 pm

It's just awkward if your right next to them. If your across then you can look at them. (and not just one side)


06/14/12 8:38 pm

If it's just us then across but if like a double date it would be next to

Nerdz Texas
06/14/12 8:11 pm

Since we are alone, then it would be across because it would look funny if we didn't.

JDoe Its a gift
06/14/12 7:40 pm

I always sit across but I am always looking at the wall while my spouse gets to look out across the restaurant. Maybe side by side is more fair!

THEohiostate
06/14/12 7:34 pm

I've had lot of sugar. That wuz r@n:Dom!

Obie
06/14/12 7:32 pm

Dating across from,newly married next to,married with kids between kids separating them, married 25 years, different restaurants

THEohiostate
06/14/12 7:30 pm

Across- u dnt wanna drop something or bump your arm into her or something like tht.

RogueMom In a Hand Basket
06/14/12 7:16 pm

Prterri: Hand holding, arm around the shoulders, head on the shoulders, hand on the knee is pretty much the sum of the "touchy feely." It is easier to sneak a kiss sitting next to each other too. It's better for intimate conversation and makes the whole thing more romantic. I agree with Bluejay V

BluejayV Life is Cinema
06/14/12 6:56 pm

Do people do inappropriate things??? I do it to hold her hand and rest on her. Anything past that is a bit ridiculous. Save that for dessert...

BluejayV Life is Cinema
06/14/12 6:54 pm

Next to is so much more romantic and personal. I never sit across from my fiancé. You shouldn't be afraid to sit near them in public.

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
06/14/12 6:34 pm

Across from unless it's a double date.

prterri
06/14/12 6:23 pm

For those that prefer next to each other so y'all can get touchy feely--the restaurant employees and other patrons see what you're doing over there. And we don't appreciate the show. Go out to the parking lot if you can't control yourselves. Have a little class!

prterri
06/14/12 6:19 pm

Next to would be really awkward. Having to constantly be turned to look at the person I'm with would be uncomfortable.

cup0pizza .
06/14/12 5:26 pm

Across from. Next to would be weird.

RogueMom In a Hand Basket
06/14/12 5:17 pm

Weda & HB: Get married and sit next to each other. Keeps the fun alive. You are probably right that it's not good for daters, but if you are with your Ball and Chain let the blood flow where it may! ;)

hbmyers13
06/14/12 5:12 pm

if my boyfriend and i are alone together we sit across from eachother but we sit next to eachother yes i do want to *try things* but as wedaslaves siad i need to keep my blood in my brain

RogueMom In a Hand Basket
06/14/12 5:07 pm

When my husband and I go out we sit next to each other. We love booths. We are both touchy-feely people and like to share our meals. It's just sweeter for us.

kubu1218 Texas
06/14/12 5:05 pm

Actually had someone do that once (at a lunch date). It was bizarre and made my neck hurt.

applestar Florida
06/14/12 4:56 pm

I understand that sitting next to someone is thought of as weird. However, my husband is hearing impaired. If I sit across, we eat in silence and can't communicate. We sit next to each other so we can have a conversation in the ear with his cochlear implant.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
06/14/12 3:55 pm

Sitting next to can be more naughty. I get to touch a whole lot more. However, opposite is good when we want to talk and have a nice time. Young people should be more focused on talking and figuring things out. When the blood flows away from the brain, decision making gets bad...

Perot4Prez
06/14/12 3:54 pm

Booth (regardless of size):
- 2 people: Across from each other.
- 4 people: Next to each other.

Small (2 person) table:
- Across from each other.

Large (4 person) table:
- Next to each other sharing a common corner.

josb23 Kansas
06/14/12 3:25 pm

it depends on which date 1st across but serious next to

peacenskis Alaska
06/14/12 3:12 pm

Next to, but last time...accords from.

heatherlin
06/14/12 2:52 pm

I prefer sitting next to them but I would sit across from them cause supposively that "they way it's supposed to be"

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/14/12 2:33 pm

I've never had a date. But I would want to sit across :)

Sakura-chan Reading and Writing.
06/14/12 2:26 pm

Never been on a date? But if I do go on one, I would prefer to sit across.

NotQuiteWhite Earth
06/14/12 2:16 pm

Side by side if there are more people at the table. Table for two? Always across.


06/14/12 1:43 pm

I'm planning to have a meal and a nice conversation with lots of eye contact not a public makeout session.


06/14/12 1:30 pm

I never understood why you would want to sit side by side. I guess if you're getting a hand job it makes sense otherwise it's a really awkward way to have a conversation.

aw79
06/14/12 12:46 pm

Just curious- @ the people saying it bothers them when people are sitting next to each other...why does it matter? I don't think I've honesty ever noticed What other people were doing at their table as long as it wasn't disruptive!

CLP43 Connecticut
06/14/12 12:40 pm

My wife and I like to poke fun at the couples sitting side by side at restaurants. We do this while sitting across from each other, of course.

FaceMoose Over There
06/14/12 12:16 pm

Side by side is awkward for conversation on a date. On a date you want to make eye contact. You don't want you neck aching the next day. I prefer to sit across from each other.

itanimulli
06/14/12 12:03 pm

Side by side is so awkward. That's just weird.

snafu Washington
06/14/12 11:49 am

If it's a first date I'd sit across from him but as we get to know each other ad after dating a while I'd sit next to him.

I've been married almost 11 years and it depends on the place and my mood sometimes I sit next to my hubby...or not.

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
06/14/12 11:23 am

It depends on how well I know the person. If we've been dating for a while, I'd prefer to sit next to them so I can hold his hand or cuddle a little. First date or so: sit across.