5 Ways to Enjoy Restaurant Dining – Solo
Before I started this blog, I did a survey on the ever-valuable surveymonkey.com.
- What do you like most about solo travel? See “The Top Ten Reasons You Love to Travel Solo” for the answers to that.
- What do you like least about traveling solo? Dining alone in a restaurant tied with the single travel supplement.
The supplement issue was discussed in the last post. Now, five ways to deal with dinner alone.
- Eat at the bar while reading a very funny book. One that makes you laugh out loud. You’ll be talking to people in no time.
- Choose a casual restaurant. The tables are more likely to be communal or very close together — conversation will happen naturally.
- Ask the host/hostess whether there is another solo diner who they think would like company. They can check and make the introductions.
- Scan the restaurant for the most likely people to invite you to join them and come up with a good question to ask them. If you’re in a foreign country, it may be a translation of a menu item.
- If all else fails, there is the classic — read a book
Do you have other ideas? Please share them in the comments.
Keep smiling. Keep traveling.