(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 # 62
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    We mostly sit across from each other unless it’s one of those tables where one half is a booth & the other side is chairs (Buffalo Wild Wings & Taco Bell are actually the only example of what I’m trying to explain that come to mind haha), then both of us sit on the booth side because that’s what we prefer & plus, we’re cute ;]

    Post # 63
    935 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014


    @KC-2722:  Our dates aren’t thrilling.  A trip to Disney World is thrilling.

    But if my eyes happen to move away from my Fiance during dinner I do happen to notice other things and wonder why people sit next to each other.  It takes all of 1/2 a second.  I assure you – most people are not ignoring their partner while coming to conclusions over side-sitters.

    Post # 64
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @graygodess20:  we sit across, because usually when we go out we’re in a regular booth. if it’s one of those rounded c-shaped booths, we’ll sit beside each other. if we’re at a table and chairs, we sit next to each other-ish. i dunno, sit how you want and how it’s comfortable. unless you’re straddling your tablemate and eating his brain i probably won’t notice anyway. i mean really, hello: i’ve got my man, and i’ve got (presumably) food. priorities.

    Post # 65
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m more comfortable across. He’d sit next to me though, but I need room. 

    Post # 66
    435 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    It depends. When we’re having dinner or spending a long time at the table, we sit across from each other. That way we can look at each other when we’re talking and there’s plenty of elbow room. When we’re just sitting and getting drinks though, we often sit beside each other since it’s a bit cozier and more personal. If there’s a booth that curves around, we usually sit closer together. I have no idea why.

    Post # 67
    1228 posts
    Bumble bee

    Good lord, for all the people “juding” couples who sit next to each other and saying it’s too much.. Who the crap cares?!  Seriously?

    My fiance and I always sit on the same side as each other.. Perhaps the couples who don’t want to sit side by side have something to worry about…

    Post # 68
    7049 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @graygodess20:  Across, always. I guess whatever floats your boat, but we secretly laugh at couples we see sitting together when out to dinner. I don’t see the point? How are you suppoesd to have a convo sitting on the same side? I don’t know, I guess I just don’t feel soooo compelled to have to be sitting together at dinner. Obviously if we’re out with friends, we sit together, but outside of that….no.

    Post # 69
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @graygodess20:  We always sit across from each other. I wouldn’t want to sit next to each other. I like my elbow room too! 

    Post # 71
    294 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Usually we sit across from each other (FI prefers it so he can see me he says), but sometimes we just feel super snuggly and are just in those moods where we “cant get close enough to each other” so we sit next to each other. It just depends on the day or the place. At lunch today we sat next to each other but that was because I was super cold and we hadn’t seen each other all day.

    Post # 72
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee

    We do both, it just kind of depends on the sitting situation and our moods.  I slightly prefer sitting across from one another so I can see his face while we talk – which makes sense in general women prefer to sit facing the person they are talking to.  However, sometimes we’re in a snuggly mood and like sitting on the same side 🙂


    Post # 73
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    At a booth – across from each other.  At a square table with seating for 4, “beside” each other.

    Post # 74
    6117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think I’d want to always have to turn my head to talk to him, that would give me a neck ache.  So across the table for us, unless we’re with a couple.

    Post # 75
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @graygodess20:  Mostly across, but sometimes we do sit together.

    Post # 76
    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I need an other, since it depends on the situation.


    -If it is a square table, we sit next to each other (not on the same side). L shaped, like we do at home.


    -If it is a booth, we sit across or next to each other, again depending on the situation.  Example, if we are sharing food or if we staying at the restaurant a couple hours to watch a game, we are on the same side.


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