Restaurant Sitting

  • PolitiMAC

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    Jan 05, 2014 9:00 AM GMT
    Hey guys!

    So how do you do it? Do you sit across from your man? On either corner, so your diagonally positioned from him? Or do you sit right next to him.

    I can't say for myself, as I've never had anyone to do it with icon_razz.gif But I don't think I would like sitting across from him. Doesn't seem intimate enough.

    What are your preferences?
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    Jan 05, 2014 11:22 AM GMT
    Almost always across from him and in such a fashion as to allow him the best view of the room; a trick I learned to keep my eyes from wondering, my eyes on the prize.
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    Jan 05, 2014 11:31 AM GMT
    A first date across from eachother. A boyfriend i'd prefer to sit next to me, although I haven't really ever thought about this and sitting next to eachother may not be that practical. I don't even remember what I did in the past. I think I sat next to my ex.
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    Jan 05, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAcross from each other is probably the best option. Sitting next to each other requires that you have your head turned constantly in order to look at each other. This can get a bit annoying on the neck muscles after a while.


    Plus it's fun playing footsie. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 05, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    With my bf, I vary it depending on my mood. With a friend, across from each other.
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    Jan 05, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    My imaginary bf sits across from me. But I always see his eyes darting around the room checking out guys and flirting with the waiter. I start yelling at him that he is eating with me and not the rest of the room. We usually fight and cause a scene. The exchange usually gets some stares. Now we just eat at home.
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    Jan 05, 2014 5:35 PM GMT
    Always beside.
    Some tables are too big and having a table that could fit 4 for 2 is silly.
    I also like to be able to grab his hand easily rather than reach across the table and wait for his hand.
    By sitting beside him, I feel more intimate.
    I also find in high end restaurants, a lot of the servers are gay! Might be a generalization, but that's what I notice. They tend to treat us way better I find (especially the female servers that find a gay couple cute).

    As for wandering eyes...I'd like to check out the view too...
  • nomad4life

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    Jan 05, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidMy imaginary bf sits across from me. But I always see his eyes darting around the room checking out guys and flirting with the waiter. I start yelling at him that he is eating with me and not the rest of the room. We usually fight and cause a scene. The exchange usually gets some stares. Now we just eat at home.


    My God! I thought I was the only one who had this issue! Feel for you, man
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    Jan 05, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    friendlyface08 said
    Dallasfan824 saidMy imaginary bf sits across from me. But I always see his eyes darting around the room checking out guys and flirting with the waiter. I start yelling at him that he is eating with me and not the rest of the room. We usually fight and cause a scene. The exchange usually gets some stares. Now we just eat at home.


    My God! I thought I was the only one who had this issue! Feel for you, man


    on the plus side all the guys he cruises dont even acknowledge him. Even the waiters dont take is food order.
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    Jan 05, 2014 5:55 PM GMT
    It depends on the relationship and context.
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    Jan 05, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    It's hard to conceive of anyone actually giving a damn about this, er, less than vital issue.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidAlmost always across from him and in such a fashion as to allow him the best view of the room; a trick I learned to keep my eyes from wondering, my eyes on the prize.

    Good idea. I find television screens in restaurants even more distracting than hot guys.

    I sit wherever I can be close enough that we're holding hands by the end of the meal.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidMy imaginary bf sits across from me. But I always see his eyes darting around the room checking out guys and flirting with the waiter. I start yelling at him that he is eating with me and not the rest of the room. We usually fight and cause a scene. The exchange usually gets some stares. Now we just eat at home.

    Since he's imaginary, you could have your arguments silently. Glaring works well. You won't get stares. Well, not as many.
  • monet

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    Jan 05, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
    In restaurants my man and I like to sit across from each other but at home we prefer to sit on each other's faces.
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    I thought social convention was that dates sit across from you, and friends sit next to you.
  • nomad4life

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    Jan 05, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    shortbutsweet said
    Dallasfan824 saidMy imaginary bf sits across from me. But I always see his eyes darting around the room checking out guys and flirting with the waiter. I start yelling at him that he is eating with me and not the rest of the room. We usually fight and cause a scene. The exchange usually gets some stares. Now we just eat at home.

    Since he's imaginary, you could have your arguments silently. Glaring works well. You won't get stares. Well, not as many.


    Haha! I just had the image of Dallasfan glaring at an empty chairicon_lol.gif
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    Jan 05, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    Most always across, but I've done the next-to. Most guys don't seem comfortable with the next-to.
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    Jan 05, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    Depends how loud it is and how big the table is. Last night we shared the same side of the table in a booth. Mostly because the table was already set for two in that way.
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    Jan 05, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    when we were out together, across, but with others, next to eachother.
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    Jan 05, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAcross from each other is probably the best option. Sitting next to each other requires that you have your head turned constantly in order to look at each other. This can get a bit annoying on the neck muscles after a while.

    +1
    Indeed!

    I laughed I find it awkward side by side unless its like dining with bunch of people more than 5 or so I wouldn't mind sitting actually side next to him.

    If it was just 2 of us I would sit obviously across each other without a doubt. I do always take position first wherever I sit, unless the table is Huge that would be sitting beside, if its square table, corner.
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    Jan 05, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidAlmost always across from him and in such a fashion as to allow him the best view of the room; a trick I learned to keep my eyes from wondering, my eyes on the prize.


    I have to quote this dude because I like how he put it.
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    Jan 06, 2014 12:14 AM GMT
    EternalOp saidI sit on his lap and feed him from my hands icon_biggrin.gif


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  • mybud

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    Jan 06, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    I sit directly across..My full attention is on my dinner partner.
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    Jan 06, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    If it is just the two of us, we typically sit across from each other.

    If it is with a group, we typically sit next to each other.

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    Jan 06, 2014 5:40 AM GMT
    When we go out by ourselves, we always sit across from each other, communicating is much easier that way, and we have more room for eating
    When we do double date or go out with friends, we always sit next to each other.