**Re-asked from a year ago** Is it awkward to eat alone in public?
Yes, EXCEPT at coffee shops. Then for some reason it seems fine.
Better a crust of bread in peace than a great meal with an insufferable companion.
For some, maybe.
For me, not at all.
If I'm alone, I head to the bar area. More comfortable there for a single eater.
It's food. You're not required to eat with someone, at least not for it to be awkward.
I've never understood why this makes some people feel uncomfortable. I've eaten at several places alone. No worries.
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.
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.
I've been known to take in a movie by myself too
Doesn't bother me at all
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.
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.
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.
You should wear your pants!
That was a nice gesture!
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.
make healthy eating choices*
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.
No. It does bother me at all.
u forgot a word!?,?,?,!!!, boy do u look foolish now
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.
No. I do it every day at school.
Maybe a little but I think id be fine with it
I can't do it.
A a fast food restaurant, not really but at a fine italian restaurant, yes
I see it the other way around
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
yep, that is what we are saying. :)
I practice alone in private before I go public.
What is there to practice?
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)
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.