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Do you go to restaurants and movies by yourself? (Not just for loners.)

post #1 of 62
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I'm surprised by the responses from people around me telling me that they would never go eat a meal or see a movie by themselves. I actually prefer going stag because I don't have to wait for other people, followed by the "where you want to go" discussion and the arithmetics for splitting the tab. I'm not talking about going into walk-in diners or catching a movie at an unfriendly hour. Would you go to a family restaurant or a movie on a Friday by yourself?
post #2 of 62
I would go to a cafe, restaurant or movie by myself without hesitation.

Sometimes its nice having a little time all by yourself. Helps to clear, focus and relax the mind a bit.
post #3 of 62
Movies, I imagine that I could.

Lunch by myself? Yeah, sure.

Dinner in the restaurant by myself? Nope. At least when it's not shopping mall food.
post #4 of 62
I sure would, and actually do so once in a while.
Don't need company to enjoy a great meal out, or even a movie...
post #5 of 62
no i dont, none of those
post #6 of 62
Meal alone? Why not? I love to treat myself to a nice meal now and then. Nothing is better than walking to a pub, enjoying a some 'live' performance and a cold one or two, after a long day of work.

As for movie? Used to do that when I was younger. Nowadays, I don't even go to the theatre, unless there is absolutely a show I wanted to watch. Can't find one though for years.
post #7 of 62
Movies, definitely. I'd end up talking to person I went with and not concentrate on the movie if I went.

Meal, depends on the mood. But eating alone lets you concentrate on enjoying the meal rather than thinking of what to say to the person you went on a meal with.
post #8 of 62
Usually just having a coffee alone every now and then. Having a meal alone happens sometimes during business trips, but even then it is rare that nobody joins or wants to join me.
But would not go to the movies alone, as I like the coffee and chat with friends before and the coffee and chat about the movie after it.
Going alone quite often means you end up with somebody joining you anyways So this can be quite funny sometimes, depens on who the stranger is
post #9 of 62
I can be on my own and I like that but like smuh said I never really go out alone. Now I'm not of the age to really go out on my own and all but I see the same thing. In our break from school we often go to the local supermarket and I'm fine with going on my own but a lot of people are not.
post #10 of 62
Usually I go to restaurants by myself, but I virtually always watch movies with my friends.
post #11 of 62
When I first came to college, the very first thing I forced myself to learn is that I had to throw away all my pride I had in high school; I didn't know anybody here, so that made me eat alone in the cafeteria.

Even today, when I know a decent amount of people, chances are that most people are already out doing something, so I still tend to eat alone in the cafeteria, which puts me on edge, because I know I'm being judged for eating alone alongside the wall. Doesn't help that I always eat the same thing whenever I'm there.
post #12 of 62
I love being alone most of the time, but you would never know it if you met me. Never.
post #13 of 62
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Originally Posted by TheMarchingMule View Post
When I first came to college, the very first thing I forced myself to learn is that I had to throw away all my pride I had in high school; I didn't know anybody here, so that made me eat alone in the cafeteria.

Even today, when I know a decent amount of people, chances are that most people are already out doing something, so I still tend to eat alone in the cafeteria, which puts me on edge, because I know I'm being judged for eating alone alongside the wall. Doesn't help that I always eat the same thing whenever I'm there.
DUDE... if people judge you for eating alone, in college, they are worthless scum. I have eaten alone about 1000 times at school, and nobody has ever so much as looked at me. Maybe everybody at Berkeley has Asperger's, but I doubt that's the reason.
post #14 of 62
Thread Starter 
I can understand what the Mule is saying. There's a stigma (with young people) that when a person is alone (all the time), others think there's a flaw with that person. I've ate alone in the dinning mass for sometime now and no one ever distracted me or came up to me. I think it's because I look like the lone wolf guy. Same way in high school, no one has ever bothered me or given me trouble. That's why I'm the way I am today and I like it.
post #15 of 62
I have no problem doing either alone. I think it has to do with how you have been brought up and where and how you have lived (it may sound spurious, but I promise I do have a point). I find that those who have grown up with several siblings, and to a lesser extent have lived with several people for the majority of there life tend to not mind bieng alone in outbound activities (such as going to the movies) and vice versa.

Travelling also seems to make people more able/happy to go be alone in what is often considered a 'group activity'.

But at the end of the day does it really matter. Why should you care what some stranger thinks of you. There's no emotional connection, you have no reason to care anymore then you do about one strangers opinion as you do about anothers. My point that I promised, well, umm, i'm not to sure. :P On a serious end, it's be happy with who you naturally are and enjoy life as much as possible.
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