Single and Dining Alone: Why You Should Try It

No one likes to sit alone, and no one likes to eat alone, but a solo-dining experience can do you some good. I’m not talking about dining at a Mcdonald’s where you go in and out, but a real restaurant. Yes, people are thinking “poor lonely person, eating alone”, but dining out by yourself can be a great experience. Why? That’s what we will discover in this article.

You may picture the thought of sitting alone in a restaurant as rather embarrassing and something to be avoided at all costs, but being single over 40, having someone to dine with is not always an option. Let’s go over a few reasons why you should feel no shame dining alone, and how it can actually be beneficial to your dating life.

1. Shows you’re confident

Asking for a table for one, shows everyone else that you are comfortable with dining alone, and you don’t need to have someone tag along with you to enjoy an experience. You will give off the impression that you have high self-esteem, and confident with oneself, which is a very attractive trait to the opposite sex.

2. Gives you time to think

Being single and dining alone gives you plenty of time to think, in a different atmosphere from your room. A change of scenery is always nice to clear one’s mind, and if there is a restaurant you’ve always wanted to go to but never had the chance, now’s the time to do it. You won’t have to worry about making conversation with someone or what anyone else wants, and give you the time to reflect.

3. No rush to eat

Have you ever found yourself dining out with someone only to have to keep pace with how fast or slow someone was eating, or having to rush your meal because you had something planned with them after your meal? Well dining alone, you won’t have to worry about that. You can take the time to select what you want to eat without having to cater to anyone but yourself. You can eat at your own pace and do what you went to the restaurant to do, enjoy a nice meal.

4. Chance to meet new people

Depending on the place you go to dine; it can be a great opportunity to meet new people. You don’t have to even go with the intention of meeting someone, but you never know who you will be sitting next to. If you are dining in a more open, lounge/bar area, you can strike a conversation with your neighbors and meet people you would’ve never met before.

As someone single and dining alone, the experience is all about how you make it. If you feel too embarrassed dining by yourself and are constantly worrying about what others think, then you will definitely not enjoy your night. However, there is nothing wrong with going out to a nice restaurant by yourself, especially if you enjoy their food. Who knows, if you go by yourself, you may even meet someone to sit along with next time!