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TexasLonghorn November 1st, 2014 10:41pm

**Re-asked from a year ago** Is it awkward to eat alone in public?

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DrDollylonglegs in the lab... again
11/02/14 11:39 pm

Yes, EXCEPT at coffee shops. Then for some reason it seems fine.

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Fox semirural
11/02/14 9:20 pm

Better a crust of bread in peace than a great meal with an insufferable companion.

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grondini Mainer in NC
11/02/14 5:14 pm

If I'm alone, I head to the bar area. More comfortable there for a single eater.

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Halfrikaan
11/02/14 3:18 pm

It's food. You're not required to eat with someone, at least not for it to be awkward.

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kilotango
11/02/14 2:49 pm

I've never understood why this makes some people feel uncomfortable. I've eaten at several places alone. No worries.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
11/02/14 2:15 pm

I think it's more awkward for people around the person eating alone. When I eat alone, people always stare. I've even had people ask if I was ok or if I'm lonely.

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teachinla California
11/02/14 8:58 am

I have done. Lot of traveling, so I m used to it. I find it easy to strike up a conversation with a nearby diner, if our tables are close enough.

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tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
11/02/14 7:07 am

I've been known to take in a movie by myself too

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tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
11/02/14 7:06 am

Doesn't bother me at all

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Isomax TIC TOC
11/02/14 7:03 am

I've had some of the best service I've ever had in my life, and incredible fun and entertainment. All while eating alone at fine restaurants. And I've tipped very well for it.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/02/14 5:03 am

For me, yes. I have a weird thing where I feel people are looking at me the whole time so I eat awkwardly

It's made me a better person, if there's someone and especially older people; I love to go sit by them and offer them an eating buddy.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/02/14 5:04 am

You'd be amazed at how much you can learn from someone who's older and just has no one to talk to. I've learned a lot of things I never even imagined.

rons WOKE is sick
11/02/14 5:48 am

You should wear your pants!

Tariq88 Utah
11/01/14 11:24 pm

It may look strange to others and may not be the healthiest choice because it is believed you may not eat healthy eating choices, but as far as it being strange to me personally or as far as feeling uncomfortable I would say no.

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Tariq88 Utah
11/01/14 11:25 pm

make healthy eating choices*

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/01/14 10:38 pm

Not for me. If I'm by myself I usually eat at the bar, if it's a nice enough place to be set up for that, but it doesn't bother me at all in any case. I actually didn't know it was a thing to be bothered about before the question.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/01/14 8:40 pm

No. It does bother me at all.

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kougrakub
11/01/14 11:54 pm

u forgot a word!?,?,?,!!!, boy do u look foolish now

2katz I live in Nebraska
11/01/14 6:47 pm

I can't understand why anyone would have a problem with this, in any kind of restaurant. Nobody's really looking at you or cares why you're eating alone.

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kougrakub
11/01/14 6:33 pm

No. I do it every day at school.

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PrincessPetal Austin, TX
11/01/14 5:04 pm

Maybe a little but I think id be fine with it

EarlyBird Portland
11/01/14 4:18 pm

I can't do it.

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IamBorderPatrol North Texas
11/01/14 3:44 pm

A a fast food restaurant, not really but at a fine italian restaurant, yes

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FarmerManE djent
11/01/14 11:10 pm

I see it the other way around

FarmerManE djent
11/01/14 11:12 pm

Maybe I miss read things. I think it's ok to eat alone at a fast food place but a sit down restaurant is too awkward unless they have a bar

Kay41 the Midwest
11/02/14 5:17 am

yep, that is what we are saying. :)

Isomax TIC TOC
11/01/14 3:44 pm

I practice alone in private before I go public.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
11/01/14 6:47 pm

What is there to practice?

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/02/14 6:55 am

Napkin in lap, utensils held correctly, slice vs. saw with my knife, no salt on food before I taste it, no biting my fork, no farting, and proper conversation (which usually is one sided). ;0)

Isomax TIC TOC
11/02/14 7:34 am

I've had some of the best food, service, and entertainment while eating alone. I've had other customers ask how I got that type of service. I drink Dos Equis.