My late partner and I went to concerts fairly often and usually dined before hand. She has passed away and I would like to know if it is considered safe or correct for older single women to dine out? It is 5 years since her death.
Dear anna m, an early thank you. Can I really take a book? It would help me relax. The last time I did read at table I was looked at as if I had brought a pet iguana or carnivorous plant. Love, RP.
a long black dress sounds nice but I have hideous burn scars on my arms. Is there a material, lace or other that could be used as an under shirt? Sorry, my mind is a blank;cannot think of the correct term.
Yes, of course it is correct for a single woman to dine alone, and it is safe unless you go into real dives! I’d second Anna – take a book. It serves a dual purpose: it makes your experience much more enjoyable, and, if you don’t want to be bothered by other people, it serves as ‘armour’ – people see you are happily occupied.
If you want to ease yourself gently into the ‘dining alone’ experience, start with lunch – many people lunch alone. Then on later occasions, take an early supper out alone, and then when you are comfortable, you can dine alone as late and as often as you like!
If you actually would like other people to dine out with from time to time, think about joining a book group or musical appreciation society.