Post # 1
A lot of couples sit on the same side of the booth when dining out. My boyfriend and I have a few times. I work in a restaurant and quite a few couples do that. Couples who do that where I work tend to engage in a lot of PDA. I have heard many people make remarks about couples who do that.
Do you and your SO sit on the same side of the booth when dining out? Do you think it’s necessarily a bad thing for couples to do that?
Post # 3
While we’ve also seen people do it, we’re haven’t done it, and we’re not a fan of it.
Post # 4
No, we don’t when it’s just us. I like to look at him when we’re talking and I like my elbow room.
Post # 5
We don’t always, depends on our mood. I can see how sitting on the same side of the booth correlates to more PDA – it’s harder to reach from across the table. I think it’s a good thing, actually. Spending time together and physical affection are both important in a relationship.
Post # 6
Unless we are sharing the same order, we don’t do this. I always thought it was kind of awkward.
Post # 7
We sometimes do it, if I’m chilly or if the booth/table is really huge, like obviously meant for 6 people or something. But our default is across!
Post # 8
We used to when we first started dating, but then we realized how weird it probably looks LOL. Plus, we have never been PDA people, and we usually enjoy talking to each other face to face when we are out to eat. It’s hard to talk to the person sitting right next to you in a booth.
Post # 9
It all depends. If it’s noisy sometimes it’s much easier to sit beside each other. I prefer a table where we’re at a 90 degrees angle.
Post # 10
I always assume couples who do this are either new/young couples or insecure. No, it’s not fair to make assumptions, but sitting next to one another in a booth is ridiculous, IMO. The whole point of a meal out together is conversation, which is much harder to engage in when you cannot easily see the other person’s face. If you are only interested in proximity for the sake of touching, why go out at all?
Post # 11
At a booth we like to sit across from each other, but if we’re at a table we sit perpendicular to each other. Like if the table is square, we won’t sit across from each other but instead sit at an angle if that makes sense. That way you can still talk!
If we are out with other people, for example my parents, then we will sit beside each other and the other two people will sit on the other side.
Post # 12
we do that sometimes! I like to snuggle up to FI:)
Post # 13
I think it’s totally weird. We like to sit across so we can talk to each other and also have more room!
Post # 14
Hmm, it depends. We usually sit across because that’s where the menus are, but we Love sitting next to each other. It’s fun to switch it up! We’re also like a zero-PDA couple-but we just like the intimacy of sitting next to each other.
Also, we’ve been together 7 years, so it’s not a ‘new/young/insesure couple’ thing. It never occurred to me that others would care so much about where we choose to sit…
Post # 15
rarely. It only happens if there’s a draft or if there’s something on TV that we both want to watch. I generally find it awkward.
Post # 16
The majority of the time, but we are in a long distance relationship so when we do see each other we like to be as close as possible for the little time we have. I really don’t care what the waiter or anyone else thinks!