Dining out solo is often avoided but doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience. Considering the following advice may enhance your chances of enjoying yourself while eating out at a table for one. For example, you might feel that everyone is watching you. Show some confidence. Perhaps they don’t get to see a natural redhead every day, especially one with such an attractive tail.
Choosing to dine at less busy times might make you less self-conscious. Those pesky chickadees with all their twittering would certainly contribute to your sense of loneliness. Bring along a book to read but realize that reading The Nutcracker after the Christmas season is over may attract unwanted stares. Enjoy a glass of wine as it might make you feel more relaxed. Just make sure you can hold your liquor.
Once you’ve done it a few times, you might wonder why you ever dreaded eating alone in the first place. Spared the need to carry on a conversation, you might find yourself appreciating the tastes and aromas of your dinner even more than usual. Feel free to dig in.
Of course, if you choose to simply eat on the run, the loss is yours. There will always be those who are more than eager to partake in the delights of dining solo.
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