Yeah when I had money to waste I would go to restaurants alone all the time, it's not that uncommon either, I would see other loners in those places occasionally.
Now I don't even leave the house anymore and even if I did I would have no money to pay for a fancy dinner eitherway.
It seems like it's very common to feel uncomfortable about it, but there's really no reason to. Normies are incredibly self-centred, they don't give a single flying fuck about you or what you're doing.
Yeah it is a thing, and unless it is during peak hours no one really cares or notices but the overly judgmental crabs of shitchan's /r9k/.
During peak hours the wait staff will really give you the vibe that they want you in and out quickly so you can free up the table for groups. That is unless you ether tip well before hand or you are a regular there.
Then again restaurants during peak aren't fun to me in the first place so it isn't ideal. I would avoid it if you can.
At all other times it is totally fine to solo dine, not uncommon at all, and no one cares.
It is just one of those things that young normies are worried about for no reason because they don't have the self confidence or experience to do anything alone. Sort of like the dumb meme about going to the movies alone. The reality is that it is both very common and no one actually gives a fuck. It is something that takes shallow failed normies decades to figure out, but they eventually do figure it out all the same.
Even extroverts occasionally dine alone, they just strongly prefer to do so with other people.
Yeah, I've done it in various restaurants from fast food to proper dining to ethnic buffets. I just enjoy the eats and honestly nobody really gives a shit about some random guy by himself with his food.
That said I can still understand anyone's aversion or discomfort with restaurants in general
Where do you live (generally speaking)?
Never seen such a thing in real life.
They probably think your date just failed to show
It's not real. it's an outsider meme.
I go to fast food restaurants alone sometimes. No one gave a shit. Same when I went to a Vietnamese place, Chinese place and Japanese place in town, on separate occasions
I get not wanting to go to a crowded place to eat, or wanting to eat alone at home. The act of eating alone in a restaurant isn't shameful or uncomfortable at all
I prefer ordering and eating at the comfort of my home. Why go outside?
they give u bigger portions in the restaurant
Posting from a restaurant called Norms. Sitting next to two chattering succubi; I smell terrible haven't showered in days and can't remember the last time I did laundry. Ate eggs, hash browns, pancakes, sausage,bacon, coffee and a piece of apple pie a la mode.
It's comfy normally. Lots of people because of Halloween
it's a meme you dip.
Eating alone is fine. It's actually much more enjoyable than eating with others. I cant stand eating out with family, going in to eat alone is great. You get fast service, peace and quiet, then can leave quickly when you're ready to go.
There are this japanese restaurants where one can sit like at a bar. I prefer to go to some of them.
Your food is gonna sit in some mexicans car for 40 minutes and turn into a soggy mess
There’s an Indian place that has a buffet at lunchtime for $12, all you can eat. It’s good for solo dining and I often see people here eating alone.
I did this somewhat often at 24/7 korean places at like 1-4AM. It was very awkward at first but I brought a magazine to read and appear like I had some shit I was doing. It got less awkward over time, but I wouldn't want to do it during normal hours.
why on earth would you eat Indian food though
I think OP had food in mind, not junk.
Damn, I wish there was a place like that around where I work. I work the night shift and would love a place to get away from work and enjoy a good meal.
Not that many Koreans around here though.
i ate alone in the cafeteria all the time in school, and during a semester where I lived in a dorm for college. The huge crowds bothered me a bit but I eventually got used to it. In my opinion dining alone depends heavily on the place and time. In a crowded place it’s easy enough to just blend in. What I hate is places with just a few small groups because in those circumstances you stick out like a sore thumb.
Generally speaking I do not ever dine anywhere alone unless it’s a fast food place or something, in which case I just sit in the most isolated place available. Other than that i’ll only order take out. There’s a wing store near me and I have eaten there alone before since it’s a small restaurant and no one else was there. Another time 3 or 4 people were there, so I took my food and ate it on the sidewalk behind the building.
I would never go somewhere with a waiter and eat alone. Sounds unenjoyable.
at my local burger king, they never complain