Eating alone is one of life’s most underrated pleasures. You get to enjoy a meal that someone else has prepared for you at your own pace. No pressure on picking a restaurant that your dining partner may not like.
Eating alone may not be as fun during the dinner hours when you’re the only “table for one” in the restaurant. But, I have also had great solo dining dinners by sidling up to a sushi bar (or, really, just choosing to eat at the bar) and striking up a conversation with whoever’s working behind.