We all have things we like, heck some of us have more than others. I like wine, shoes, long conversations with my friends, reading a good book on a rainy afternoon, Netflixing to death. The list is endless.
One of my absolute favorite things is dining out. I like the preparation, checking the weather, menu and the navigability of the restaurant(yes!!, I believe in using apps like Zomato to get the details on where I am going, I like surprises but I am not trying to shiver through a three course meal).
I like the ambiance in restaurants, people watching, the motion and at times commotion as the staff flutter about trying to cater to diners every need, the mixture of parfum and cigarette smoke (alas this shall soon be a thing of the past).
However I believe surely in this day and age it should be perfectly acceptable for a woman to dine by herself. Yes I am married, yes I have friends, yes I have colleagues but sometimes maybe they are just not available for that day. Should I sit at home in my PJs then?
Why am I treated less humanely because I choose to sit alone. Dirty looks from women dining with their men because clearly I am hunting, dirty looks from females out with girlfriends, rather lets call these pity looks, winks, kisses and the occasional saunter over from the gang of guys, because again clearly I came out because I want the attention or I look lonely.
Get over yourselves, I like to dine out alone at times, its not a crime.