Homemade Falafel with Tahini

Dining solo is much like travel for singles. It’s a great experience at the end of the day, but undeserved stigma surrounds it.

A recent survey has shown that dining solo is actually becoming more popular, and, like solo travel, is becoming something that is not just acceptable but is actually an enjoyable thing to do.

A new study from dining reservation service OpenTable showed that single-person restaurant reservations in the USA have increased by 62 per cent over the last two years.

Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable, said “Solo dining is about treating yourself to a delicious experience and savouring every bite.”

The kinds of benefits that come with dining alone also apply to travelling solo, such as taking a timeout from the rest of the world, spending time with your own thoughts, and enjoying exactly what you want to without your choices being influenced by those around you. And, whether dinner or destination, you can still share your wonderful experiences with others on social media, and meet others on your journey.

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