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mullet81 12-08-2003 12:23 PM

Dinner/Movie Alone
 
This is coming from a threat in Entertainment...

Does anyone here every go to the movies or out to dinner alone? Things that are typically done with others. Do you feel wierd about it? or is it pretty natural to you?

I have done both. Sometimes i just don't want to wait until everyone else can go see a movie, so i just go by myself when I want to go. Once in awhile I like to treat myself to a nice dinner. little quality time with yours truly never hurt me :) I love people watching, so i'll go to a nice returant, order a glass of wine, nice dinner and just relax. My BF thinks i'm a totaly wierdo that I don't want him to come with, but it's nice to do it by myself every once in awhile!

PhiPsiRuss 12-08-2003 12:27 PM

I go to the movies alone all the time. It is an anti-social event, so I don't get why some people feel compelled to bring someone. Even you go with 30 of your best friends, you're not going to interact with anyone during the movie, unless you are very rude.

I occasionally go eat dinner alone, but I bring reading material, and its usually at a diner or pub. I never eat dinner alone at the type of restaurant where people go on dates.

I never go to bars or nightclubs alone.

James 12-08-2003 12:35 PM

I go where I want to go when I want to go there and I don't wait for others lol. . .

But yeah movies or dinner by myself is fine. For dinner it will usually be more bar/restaurant and I bring reading material like Russel said.

I find it soothing.

I really have no trouble going anywhere by myself.

mu_agd 12-08-2003 12:38 PM

i've gone to movies alone before. i don't mind that at all. it's not like i'm going to sit and talk to someone throughout the movie, so therefore not necessary to have someone there all the time. plus not everyone you know will want to see the same movies as you, so you might not have anyone to go see it with.

i've gone down to the bar in my building by myself a few times, but it's because i knew which bartender was working and i went to see him. so i would talk to him, drink a beer, and then leave. it didn't seem that big of a deal because i knew he would be there to tal too and he usually told me to come down if i saw him earlier that day. however, if i didn't know he would be there, i could never go by myself.

AchtungBaby80 12-08-2003 12:39 PM

I never go to dinner/out to eat by myself, since eating is a social event for me...I was brought up in a family that always eats supper together, so it seems sort of weird eating alone. However, I will and have gone to movies by myself...I'd rather just go alone than try to talk someone else into coming with me to see something they really don't want to.

ThetaPrincess24 12-08-2003 12:39 PM

I recently went to my first semi-formal/formal banquet alone. It was weird at first and I was even a lil taken back. But after about half an hour or so, I was joined by 5 other ladies who were also dateless and we shared a table. All in all the night turned out pretty good, and I was able to enjoy myself and gain a new sense of self-confidence. Last week, I did buy a ticket to the first wednesday showing for Return of the King after my original date cancelled on me. This too will be a first for me, but I'm not half as nervous about it now as I was before my banquet, and I'm actually looking forward to this "new experience" so to speak. Who knows.....a hot single guy may sit next to me :) hehe

librasoul22 12-08-2003 12:55 PM

I don'd mind goign to movies alone at all. Dinner, I would get take out rather than sit there by myself and eat. Bars/clubs I will go alone if I am familiar enough with the place.

Jill1228 12-08-2003 12:57 PM

I have no problems with it either...never have. If I dine alone, it is time to catch up on my newspaper, book or bills.

And if my husband doesn't want to see a movie I like, then what the hell is stopping me from seeing it alone? Not a damn thing!

My sister thinks I am weird, she will not go out to dinner or to a movie alone! I guess she thinks that women who dine alone are pathetic!
So color me pathetic! :rolleyes: :D

Edited to add: I have even taken a vacation alone!

Quote:

Originally posted by James
I go where I want to go when I want to go there and I don't wait for others lol. . .

But yeah movies or dinner by myself is fine. For dinner it will usually be more bar/restaurant and I bring reading material like Russel said.

I find it soothing.

I really have no trouble going anywhere by myself.


Ginger 12-08-2003 01:05 PM

I've gone to a movie alone once, and I felt very uncomfortable. Even though it isn't a social event, I still enjoy having someone to bounce thoughts about a movie off of immediately after the show. Also, since evenings are really the only time I can go to see movies, I was very nervous walking out in the parking lot by myself in the dark. If I'm going somewhere at night I try to always have someone with me.

As far as dinner... if I'm eating alone, I'll usually eat at home. However, if I do want to go out, I'll usually get take-out and bring it home, or I'll get fast food, eat quickly, and then go. Eating alone in a restaurant tends to bring on unwelcome advances from smarmy men, in my experience!

As far as a bar or a club: NEVER, unless I'm meeting someone there. And even then I'll try to make sure that I leave late enough so that they are there before me. There have been plenty of times where I've felt like going out by myself, especially when I was single... but haven't because A) women alone at bars always seem to have a "desperate" air about them, and B) it's very dangerous!!!

ThetaPrincess24 12-08-2003 02:26 PM

Now I'l never go to dinner alone..............i enjoy the company oth others in a restaurant. if i cant find someone to go with me, I'll go and pick up teh food and take it back home to eat it, but i wotn go and sit in the place by myself and eat..........while I am gaining self-confidence it'll never quite be that high to eat alone in a restaurant I dont think :)

ZTAngel 12-08-2003 02:40 PM

I can't do it. I'd feel too weird. When I worked at the mall, I use to go on lunch breaks alone and I'd eat in the food court by myself. I felt weird doing that so I couldn't imagine going to a restaurant alone.

Lil' Hannah 12-08-2003 03:04 PM

I recently started going to shows by myself and it's not as bad as I expected. I probably wouldn't mind going to a movie as well. I don't eat alone anymore because there's not much need to, but when I did I would bring a newspaper. I think I'm going to go skiing alone this year because none of my friends really go anymore.

sigtau305 12-08-2003 04:31 PM

Re: Dinner/Movie Alone
 
Quote:

Originally posted by mullet81
This is coming from a threat in Entertainment...

Does anyone here every go to the movies or out to dinner alone? Things that are typically done with others. Do you feel wierd about it? or is it pretty natural to you?


I do this all the time. It's nothing new. You have time for yourself which is what I like.

swissmiss04 12-08-2003 04:34 PM

I go almost everywhere alone. I really don't mind it. Of course I love being around people, but going out to eat/to the movies/whatever is fun regardless of who's with you. I have a huge independent streak, so being alone is never an issue.

absolutuscchick 12-08-2003 07:43 PM

I can't remember ever going to a movie alone, but I am very independent. I've been to a date party alone (my adorable guy friend got sick while we were waiting for the bus) and had a blast with my best friend and her date, I go out to eat ALL THE TIME alone, I'm always going shopping alone (I HATE shopping with other people!), I sometimes go to parties alone, and if I could get into bars, I would probably go alone sometimes as well!!


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