Would You Rather # 19: Go to a Movie or Dinner alone?


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Are you a loner? Do you prefer to walk alone than be part of a clique? Do you find life less complicated with little to no people to meddle in your affairs? Or are you the sociable type but still appreciate some time alone to spend with self from time to time? Then this is a question for you.

Apart from the action going on-screen, what makes watching a movie fun? Is it the fact that youโ€™re alone so you can scream, laugh or lash out loud as much as you like? Or is sharing the excitement or disappointment of a movie with family or friends what makes the activity memorable? Well, it might depend on the personality of the one involved or the availability of a movie buddy to share the pastime with.

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Usually, most people have dinner at home; they only eat out when they have someone to sit with. Having dinner out isnโ€™t just about eating fancy food with expensive wine but the time spent with the one at the other end of the table. It is making the best out of the time to bond with another be it spouse, friend, parent or colleague. Cozy ambience for some quality time.

Movies can be enjoyed alone or in some good company. Some movies are better watched with someone especially horror movies. No one has to tell you not to watch horror movies alone. You need someone to scream with you and a back to shield your eyes when something scary is about to happen. I enjoy watching by myself the kind of movies which are emotionally stimulating and cause me to tear up. I donโ€™t want anyone to see me in my emotional elements. (Did you tear up watching the Fault in our Stars? I did!)

I donโ€™t mind eating by myself; I do that most of the time at home. Solo dinner with a good TV series is just fine with me. But to step out of the comfort of my home and go have dinner out by myself is certainly not my cup of tea. The empty seat opposite me will just throw the appetite out the window.

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Iโ€™m not a big fan of going to the movies; my bed is a perfect theatre for me to enjoy the show. Going to the movies by myself doesnโ€™t sound so far-fetched to me either. I can imagine myself in a theatre and taking it all in where I feel like Iโ€™m in a world of my own in the midst of strangers.

Truth be told, going out to dinner or to a movie is a moment worth sharing with someone by your side. But if I have to choose, Iโ€™d rather go to the movies alone. Sitting by yourself in a restaurant would catch the attention of any inquisitive eye in there and call for unnecessary gossip. Iโ€™d rather spare the worried observer her time and energy.

As for movies, I doubt anyone cares whether youโ€™re by yourself or not. The important thing we all shout โ€˜oh!โ€™ and โ€˜ah!โ€™ together when a scene demands it.

Which one would you rather go to by yourself and why? Kindly share your thoughts.

Josephine Amoako ยฉ 2016

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. subtleroyalty says:

    Haha I really can’t answer this question because I’m guilty(and perfectly comfortable) with both. I enjoy the dinner more though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I see… Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Boss lady ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  2. gislyreal says:

    MOVIESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Nice nice nice ๐Ÿ‘

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  3. dinner. i love restuaranting and good food and i wont always have company

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Oh okay… Not bad. Thanks for sharing your thoughts ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      1. where are those family is blood?

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      2. joseyphina says:

        Will come soon๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. vhuvu says:

    Movie alone because I’ve tried it before. I had to get out of my comfort zone. Dinner alone in public is weird for me. I wouldn’t manage though I’ve done but that’s because I was in a new environment alone. So its the movies for me.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Good to know! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  5. joymanda says:

    I’d go to the movies alone. But to go out to dinner alone, no I can’t. I’ll need company.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      We think alike then๐Ÿ‘

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      1. joymanda says:

        Yeah

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  6. piratepatty says:

    Definitely dinner. I can’t sit still long enough to go to a movie! lol

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Lol… Thanks for sharing, Patty. Always fun to have you pass by ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  7. AtimMercy says:

    Movies alone…. Dinner alone..No. I find it alittle aah aah. I would rather stay home and eat at home instead.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      So movies, it is! Thanks for passing by, Mercy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  8. I actually prefer being alone, so I wouldn’t mind either one ๐Ÿ™‚
    People are so… Well, to put it basically, the more people I meet the more I love my dog ๐Ÿ™‚
    Not that I don’t like any of you, I’m just an antisocial at heart.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      So you are the ‘I walk alone’ type, huh? Keeping to yourself can help make your life less complicated sometimes but once in a while, some friends in our camp help to keep us sane….thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  9. Ufuomaee says:

    I’m right there with you! Movies… And if the hall is full, it never feels like you’re by yourself. You can even make a friend of a stranger, over a funny scene or action sequence. You are having fun with the world. But dinners are intimate… You can’t go to a dinner and get into other people’s conversation!!! So going by yourself would be miserable. Just stay home and enjoy your space ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Nice to know we share a common view on this. Always a pleasure to have you pass by, Ufuomaee ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. Natalie says:

    I’d definitely rather eat alone — I don’t like going to the movies much, so going there alone doesn’t appeal to me. But food? I love that stuff, alone or with other people ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I see… Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Natalie โ˜บ

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