I did this because all my friends are all over the place and I was really hungry. Is this normal? I only ask because these two girls just came and sat with me out of pity and I'm just wondering if its weird to eat alone?
I eat breakfast alone during the week because I'm usually in a hurry to eat before class.
But during the day or at night after classes I usually try to find some people to eat lunch with. If you can't find anybody, try to pop into a spot with some people and introduce yourself! The worst that can happen is that they don't really talk to you and it's like you're eating alone anyway, and if you hit it off you'll make yourself a couple of new friends. No downside.
i'd say I split my meals 50/50 between eating alone and eating with other people last year. sometimes if i was alone I would go up to other people who were alone and sit with them. Most of the times we just sat and ate our food in peace, but I had conversations with some of them. Most people are pretty nice.
If I was eating alone and didn't want to be bothered I would just make it look like i was in a hurry. Kept my backpack on my back, sat at the edge of my seat and shoveled food into my mouth. Got in and out as fast as possible.
It's not weird to eat your meals alone, a lot of people do it. If someone comes over to eat with you that's awesome, you just (possibly) made a new friend
I've seen a number of people eat alone. I eat alone most of the time for my meals...I really wish I had someone to sit with since I hate eating alone, particularly at Brower. The only time I don't mind eating alone is weekdays for breakfast since I"m usually in a hurry to get to class afterwards.
Try it, jazz. Then come back and tell us how it went!
This post has more views than nearly every other thread on this page so I think a lot of people have the same issue. It's the first time you are with a bunch of total strangers, on your own, and it takes time to adjust.
Rutgers should have a dedicated (large) table in every dining hall for single diners who want to dine with other singles. It would make it easier for people to meet.
Not yet, but I plan to do so tomorrow for dinner for sure. I myself have seen a lot of views in this topic. Maybe some members are intimidated to post here. I also love that idea of a large central table. I think that would be an awesome idea.