(Closed) When you go out to dinner with your SO…?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How do you sit when out to dinner with SO?
    Same side of table! : (43 votes)
    10 %
    Across the table from them!! : (409 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 32
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee

    @graygodess20:  This is an interesting poll. I had a guy that seemed to prefer sitting next to me. It was like a reflex to him. I came to accept it as a different norm, but I preferred to sit across sometimes so we could see each other while talking. 

    Post # 33
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Across!  Even at home we sit across each other over our VERY small table so that we face each other.

    Post # 34
    2514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Across unless I’m negotiating something… 😉  I remember a business class where the professor told us to always sit to the side of the person when you’re negotiating (not right beside them, but if you’re at a 4 sided table sit on the west side while they sit at the south side, or similar.)  It’s less adversarial than directly across from each other.  I have a bad habit of employing this tactic in my personal life (not just with FI).  

    In a booth or similar we always sit opposite unless we’re out with other people. 

    Post # 35
    2108 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We sit across from each other. I find it easier to talk that way.

    Post # 36
    9951 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I didn’t Vote… as I needed the OTHER choice for this Question.

    It truly depends on where we are…

    If we are alone, and it is just a regular restaurant with no “unique” features, then more often not we sit across from one another.

    If if is a table for 4 and there is just the 2 of us… we sometimes will sit adjacent.

    OR if the Restaurant has some great feature (such as a view… be it of the outside, the interior design / architecture, or the game on Tv… lol) then ya, sometimes we opt to sit side-by-side.

    We had several meals on our Honeymoon where we sat side-by-side … where the view outside or of the room was begging for both of us to enjoy it.  And so we did.

    When we are out with friends, there doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason on where we sit … we end up sitting wherever… across, beside, adjacent, and sometimes not even close to one another if it is a big group … whatever is most convenient / works.


    Post # 37
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @graygodess20:  When we sit at a booth, we always sit across from each other. When we sit at a square table with four sides, we sit on two different sides but the sides that are next to each other. So kind of like an L shape.

    Post # 38
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @graygodess20:  across always

    @Hyperventilate:  totes your goats?! I LOL’d so loud at this I had too then explain to my SO what was so funny!

    Post # 39
    1796 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @graygodess20:  I think sitting on the same side of the table is weird. I think it makes things a bit more difficult for the waiter. It’s also a lot harder to have a conversation with someone sitting right on top of you.

    Post # 40
    304 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @graygodess20:  It depends. In booths we usually sit together because we look at our phones or something together (crowded places) but in quieter places we sit across obviously

    Post # 42
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I like to sit side by side, but he prefers to sit across from me so that we can face each other when talking.

    Post # 43
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    @graygodess20:  Across unless we’re with another couple. But I need arm room, and I would rather look at each other face to face than sideways.

    Post # 45
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Across, unless we are somewhere with tv screens, then we sit side by side.

    Post # 46
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @novacaineandlaughter:  +1 

    We usually sit next to each other if we can, and I don’t see why this should affect other people. We don’t make out or anything, and usually we will get different meals and share, so its easier.

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