Eating alone is often seen as one of the worst scenarios singles face. Many singles will sit at a table and bring a book along to help ease the loneliness, and they generally favour familiar eateries. For those interested in meeting someone who might be compatible, eating at a new restaurant could be a good idea. They should leave their book behind and be ready to face the crowd. While there are no guarantees a potential dating partner will be presented, just going somewhere new can change their outlook on life.
It is difficult to eat without a companion, and people often miss the give and take of conversation. Chatting about the foods offered on the menu is a standard start to conversation, but that can be had with a stranger sitting at the next table over. Being prepared to ask the serving staff questions can also be helpful for those dining solo. Even a brief exchange that is pleasant can make the meal better.
Restaurants with seating are often crowded during the peak meal times, and that might be a good choice when dining alone. Many hosts will ask a single customer if they are willing to share a table with a stranger. It is safe enough because there are plenty of other diners and staff in the area, so taking a chance on meeting someone new is not very risky. It could even lead to a future relationship.
Brave are those who find they are eating alone on a regular basis without burrowing into a book, and it can be an opportunity for them. Meeting more people may not result in a date, but it could result in a new friendship or two. Those people might not be available for a compatible relationship, but they could know someone who might be interested in one.