Like artichokes and mushrooms, either you like eating side-by-side with your partner or you don’t. Both are valid positions, but (in my limited experience), you’re in one camp or the other.
Since I started dating girls (here’s looking at you, Michelle Byrom), I’ve been a face-to-face diner. That is, when I go to a restaurant, I always like sitting facing the person I’m eating with.
This, not surprisingly, goes for same-sex lunches (we can have those here in Canada) as well.
The other night I was dining at the Urban Thai Bistro. They have lots of booths and tables for four there. I finished my dinner, and walked out. I noticed an inordinate amount of people sitting side-by-side. This was probably just some statistical improbability, but it reminded me of the phenomenon.
Do you sit side-by-side when out for dinner with your partner? Do you always do it? Have you always done it? When did you decide to do so?
Note: I just did a quick Google, and I’m hopeful that the Michelle Byrom I dated in ninth grade is not the only woman sentenced to death in the state of Mississippi.