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Why would you sit on the same side of the table at a restaurant or in a booth when you are on a date? It isn't conducive to conversation. I seem to be seeing this more lately.

it just seems odd to me. I like to look at the person I am with while talking.

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Phil of Mars wrote:
Why would you sit on the same side of the table at a restaurant or in a booth when you are on a date? It isn't conducive to conversation. I seem to be seeing this more lately.

it just seems odd to me. I like to look at the person I am with while talking.



I don't think it's about talking....
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Seems odd to me also. Whenever I see it, it looks to me like they're expecting somebody else to join them at the table. Maybe I should just sit down and say "Hi! Thanks for waiting for me, have you ordered yet?"
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Phil of Mars wrote:
I like to look at the person I am with while talking.

You come from a generation of people who talk to each other. Youth today will text each other while sitting around the same table.

It's probably because you can't see the other person's phone screen from the opposite side of the table.
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I will often sit beside my wife when it's only the two of us at a table for four.

We don't have any issue carrying on a conversation and seeing each other's face.
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you havent been dating anyone new lately have you...?

to answer your question I would have to go to RSP.

suffice to say -actions speak louder than words.
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We always sit across from each other at eateries or at home, easier to pay attention to each other and talk.

What I find amusing is families that sit in a restaurant and each is on some sort of electronic device and/or talking casually on cell phones. During game play it's just plain annoying, but that's another topic...
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In a loud restaurant/bar, if the table is large enough, I often have a hard time hearing or being heard from across the table (or at least without serious risk of food flying out of my mouth). If you're sitting next to someone, it's easier to lean in closer to their ear.

That said, it's not a thing I do.
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I sit across from my wife and the kids within smacking distances of each of us.

Isn't it romantic?
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Perhaps there is a view?
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A while back, my wife and I backpacked around India using a travel book as a guide. It recommended a dosa restaurant in Chennai for lunch. Well, the restaurant was pretty big and VERY crowded.

Anyway, whether it is South India custom or SOP of the particular restaurant, they sat us sat side-by-side at a four-top across from two strangers. Problem was, we didn't know much about eating dosa (which you eat with your hands using torn off pieces of "pancake") and we did it all wrong. The two strangers across from us laughed the entire time (not helping us) like they were at a movie called "The Americans Make a Mess".
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If you are sharing a single device for games/video/whatever.

Or more likely, setting the stage for the hotel room..
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Geosphere wrote:
If you are sharing a single device for games/video/whatever.

Or more likely, setting the stage for the hotel room..


You should always warm up before any strenuous activities.
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mlcarter815 wrote:
Geosphere wrote:
If you are sharing a single device for games/video/whatever.

Or more likely, setting the stage for the hotel room..


You should always warm up before any strenuous activities.


Everything I write at this point goes straight to RSP...
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shumyum wrote:
Anyway, whether it is South India custom or SOP of the particular restaurant, they sat us sat side-by-side at a four-top across from two strangers.


This happened to us in a crowded Edinburgh restaurant. I assumed it was just general European custom.
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What if they set you a a round booth? Do you sit directly across or do you sit next to your significant other?
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buncha pervs.

Seriously I see this all the time now that I watch for it.
All ages of people.

I think I'll ask the next couple I see doing it and report back.
I just won't shake hands.
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thermogimp wrote:
What if they set you a a round booth? Do you sit directly across or do you sit next to your significant other?


never been seated at a round booth with two people.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
thermogimp wrote:
What if they set you a a round booth? Do you sit directly across or do you sit next to your significant other?


never been seated at a round booth with two people.


Recent remodelling at the Fridays by me has this.

You can fit 3.

It's weird.
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For those of you that can't carry on a conversation comfortably when seated side by side, when at a four top with chairs on each side, do you still sit opposite or an adjacent side to your dining partner?
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I have several rules for seating in a restaurant.

1. Will never have my back to a door.
2. Always sit across from my wife.
3. Always sit on the outside seat of a booth (easier to get to the bathroom).
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Orangemoose wrote:
I have several rules for seating in a restaurant.

1. Will never have my back to a door.
2. Always sit across from my wife.
3. Always sit on the outside seat of a booth (easier to get to the bathroom).


4. Always know at least two alternate exits.
5. Always have a 9mm fully loaded with a spare clip.
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Geosphere wrote:
Recent remodelling at the Fridays by me has this.


Are you saying you recently remodelled a Friday's near you?
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Seriously, though, I don't need to be sitting across from someone to have a conversation with them. Anyway, when I'm eating, the focus is on the eating and not on the talking.
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