Most Helpful Guy
I go and eat at this little old fashioned diner all the time, never have I felt embarrassed, I have no reason to, I'm eating, that's what I'm there for. People can wonder why I am there alone but in the end it doesn't bother me so why should it be an issue?
Also dining by yourself can be a nice and relaxing experience you can just sit there and enjoy looking out the window or reading the paper or doing whatever while you eat, because your on your own time and no one else's.
Most Helpful Girl
I feel like I have to answer this question too often on this board. Yes I travel for work a lot and so it's a normal thing that I eat by myself if I don't want to eat in my hotel room.
I really like eating by myself in most cases. I hate it when I'm eating alone and someone comes to join. I usually have a book or am having a conversation with someone. At the bar waiting for food when this happens. Women ask men assume. Men see a woman eating alone and think they are saving her. AND/ BUT to their defense sometimes they are if its a hotel bar or something. But if she is unbothered just say hello and find a table by yourself as well.