(Closed) Do you ever eat out or go to the movies alone?

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Post # 31
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t go out to the movies much in general, but years back, I lived close to a second-run movie theatre that had $1 daytime showings. I would often go on my days off. I actually preferred going to the movies by myself because it’s not like you are socializing during the movies.

I do go out to eat alone, but I tend to steer towards more causal restaurants and more during lunch.

Post # 32
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

socalgirl1689:  I’ve gone to the movies alot by myself. I rarely go out to eat by myself, if I were to I would sit at the bar not a table.

Post # 33
1652 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve done both and have no problem with it, movies I prefer watching alone that way I can really get into it without talking to anyone

Post # 34
7369 posts
Busy Beekeeper

All the time. Eating that is.  Movies I barely go to as is, but I’ve occasionally gone solo. Life is to long to not be comfortable with yourself. 

Post # 35
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve never gone to a movie alone, but I have a friend that does all the time and swears by it. I’ve never really felt the need and I like discussing the movie with people after. I suppose if there was a movie I really wanted to see and nobody I knew wanted to see it, then I may try it out.

I’ve eaten alone at a sit down full service restaurant a couple times. It’s ok but I’m not a huge fan, I just found it boring. When I travel alone, I’d rather just order in or take out and watch TV in the hotel room.

Post # 36
3090 posts
Sugar bee

All.the.time. My ex husband takes the kids every other weekend and I will do either breakfast or lunch (but NOT dinner) by myself at the drop of a hat. I will also go to the movies by myself (but not night time). I love it, enjoy it, and see nothing wrong. I tend to go to breakfast with a good book though. Pure heaven.

Post # 37
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

socalgirl1689:  I have never gone to a movie by myself, but I have eaten at fast food restaurants alone. This was when I worked at the mall, and on my lunch breaks I’d go to one of the food places and eat by myself. And this was WAY before smart phones where I could occupy myself with looking at social media or email, etc.

Post # 38
49 posts

I’ve been to movies by myself countless times. You won’t be talking to anyone during the movie so why not? And I used to go out to eat by myself when I traveled for work but usually sat at the bar. 

Post # 39
2076 posts
Buzzing bee

I used to travel for work a lot so eating alone is kind of second nature.  I used to just take a book and take my time eating.  It was actually pretty relaxing because there was no pressure to keep a conversation going.

I have never been to a movie alone, but then again I don’t really go to the movies that often.  When I do it is usually for a movie H and I both really want to see.  A lot of times I will just wait till the movie is available on demand and watch it from the comfort of my own home.

Post # 40
1533 posts
Bumble bee

I do it all the time.  I’m comfortable with who I am and if I chose to go out by myself, so be it.

Post # 41
6040 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State


socalgirl1689:  I don’t do it often because I am usually with SO for eating out or movies. However, I have and in general do not have a problem doing so, I kind of enjoy it actually. If there is a movie I want to see and I can’t get a girlfriend to go with me or SO or my son for that matter, I just go. I get the whole popcorn bucket to myself and don’t have to share my soda. Eating out is fine by me too, it’s actually very relaxing and i’m not forced to make conversation if I don’t feel like it and want to just stuff my face in peace.

Post # 42
26 posts
  • Wedding: January 2017

Going to the movies alone, when I was about 21, was one of those ‘aha’ moments for me where I felt like an independent adult. I remember feeling self conscious at first but then I realized that no one cared.

I enjoy going for breakfast or lunch by myself especially if I want to get out of the house but am not in the mood to make conversation. I travel a lot for work but for some reason I don’t enjoy eating dinner alone, it is just something I do when I have no choice. 

Post # 43
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t mind eating alone, I bring a book or browse the Internet on my phone. What I do mind is those occasionally encountered rude hostesses who ask “only one???”, and I avoid those places in the future when that happens to me.

Post # 44
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I do, mainly because I don’t have any close friends aside from Darling Husband. They all drifted away due to school, jobs, etc.  So when Darling Husband works (which he works retail so that’s anywhere from 6:30AM to 10:30PM), I go to see movies alone.  We rarely go out to eat as it is, so unless I’m travelling for work, I don’t eat alone, but don’t have any problem with it.


Post # 45
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

bklynbridetobe:  Ditto.  Not really a huge movie theater buff (but I’ve gone to the symphony and opera solo), but I dine alone all the time.  As I’ve mentioned in past threads on this same topic, in my experience one of the hallmarks of a truly first rate restaurant is that its staff are exceptionally gracious to solo diners, and some of my favorite dinners have been ones where I was on my own.

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