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Old 01-31-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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Seating arrangements when you go out with your significant other.

So this is more of a how do you sit when you go out, rather than specifically road food.

The other night I went out to dinner with my wife, and as we usually do, we sat across from each other, facing each other.

Another couple came in shortly after, sat in a booth side by side, next to each other.

It striked me as strange at first, but as I thought more about it, i figured , why not.

So, my question is, when you go out to eat with your significant other, do you prefer to sit across from, or next to your date ?



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Old 01-31-2016, 09:21 AM   #2
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I prefer across from each other. It makes conversation easier. Plus I like looking at my female companion.

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:36 AM   #3
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Generally speaking, we sit across from each other. I prefer to look directly at the person with whom I am conversing, along with enjoying how handsome he is. Granted, Glenn has a wonderful profile but I much rather enjoy looking at him face on.

As for the couple you observed, perhaps they were in the early stages of their relationship and wished to be more "snuggle" close than across the table.

Don't take their age as a cue. Glenn and I were "young and in love" when both of us were 60. Love has no age boundaries.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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I prefer to seat facing entrance. So depending on the place it may be either or.

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Old 01-31-2016, 10:12 AM   #5
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Shrek and I sit across from each other, then hold hands across the table. This is in any food place, from the fancy steak house to McDonalds.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:38 AM   #6
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Across from each other.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:08 AM   #7
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Generally across from each other, unless if we're with another couple we sit next to each other.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:29 AM   #8
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I sit wherever my butt fit's and the chow is in front of me.

No set rules as far as I'm concerned.

Different seating arrangements lead to varied conversations.

This can and cannot be a good thing.

User discretion advised.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:32 AM   #9
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In a booth, we usually sit across from each other, but sometimes we sit next to each other. If we're at a table, I like to sit next to each other.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:16 PM   #10
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I prefer to seat facing entrance. So depending on the place it may be either or.

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Interesting you say that Charlie. I always want to see the door also. I have crowding issues at times and we always sit across from each other because of that.
PF, we're also known for hand holding across the table.
We prefer tables to booths, but I do not like those tall tables and chairs.

I hate those big booths. When I'm with my group of 6 or 7 ladies they always want to seat us in one of them. Not gonna happen! I have to be able to get out.

I've always been picky about where I sit. Just me I guess.

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