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Dear Poll: How Do You Like to Sit on a Date?

I was just getting the skinny from a girlfriend about her amazing date last night. He took her to her favorite restaurant, and she gushed about how they sat side by side and cuddled throughout their entire dinner. Now I'm all for romance, but sitting side by side while eating dinner has always been a pet peeve of mine. It just looks and feels so awkward! I understand wanting to sit close, but isn't that what the bar counter is for? Maybe I'm the odd one out on this one, so ladies, what I want to know is, how do you like to sit when you're on a date?

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peachesmel9 peachesmel9 9 years
Ugh I can't stand when people sit next to their dining partner. If you're going to be gross, go home and do it in private. I'm trying to eat over here! I agree with snarkypants, I like to sit perpendicular to whoever I'm eating with (or across if that's not possible).
snarkypants snarkypants 9 years
when i see people sitting side by side, i lose my appetite. seriously, it really bugs me. i'm all about the kitty corner. that way you're close, but not too close.
linb linb 9 years
We do both - it just depends on the occasion, on the size of the table/booth, etc. We don't cuddle during our meal or anything, but we like to sit next to each other every once in a while.
CurvatudeBlog CurvatudeBlog 9 years
my ex and i would sit shoulder to shoulder..i mean really close when we dine out.. i havent been on a first date in over 10 years..but now that i am single..i am hoping to and when i do, i will probably sit across the table so i can work my eye magic on my date!!
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
I like kitty-corner. So you're not right next to each other, but you're not all the way across the table either. Especially if it's a four square table, and you sit across, you feel really far away. With kitty corner, you can still look at each other while you talk, but you could also hold hands easily if you wanted. But if it's a booth, no, I have to sit across. It's too weird to sit in the same side. I hate talking to people sideways.
Aquamarina Aquamarina 9 years
I prefer side by side
MandyPinecone MandyPinecone 9 years
most of the time the hubby and i sit at the bar.
thinker thinker 9 years
I quite like sitting on adjacent sides of a small table, best of both worlds.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
It depends: First date, across the table, but if I'm with my significant other, I want to sit as close as possible!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Side by side is a pet peeve of mine, too. It just seems creepy and wrong.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Tee hee... Yes, I like to eat and I like my elbow room! We can cuddle when we get home!
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Across... When I go out to eat get out of my way!
Frenched Frenched 9 years
I think it's a bit neauseating to see couple's being all lovey-dovey in places like a restaurant. Well, maybe cuddling is passable, but please, no kissing, groping, etc. Hubby and I sit across from each other. I do feel a bit apart from him sometimes, but I also like my space to eat. A restaurant is not a proper place to be acting like that, anyway.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
I prefer: Across. But on our first date, hubby was all about sitting next to me so he could 'cuddle' up. I was pretty uncomfortable at first :p
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 9 years
I like my space when I'm eating. We sit across from each other.
omilawd omilawd 9 years
I prefer sitting across from one another. I'm the type of person where I like looking at people as I talk and listen, and sitting across from one another is just the easiest way to see each other.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like sitting at the table. I hate sitting at the bar most places because I don't like being smooshed by people trying to go in for drinks if it's busy and waiting for a table. No thanks.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Hahahaha we sit beside each other! And I think everyone thinks we're weird but it's our little thing we do together. And if the hostess places us at a table where we have to sit across from each other, I request a booth :)
Emiily Emiily 9 years
I don't care what people think about it, I like to sit right next to my boyfriend. We always do. It's sweet and we are in love. The people who talk down are it are the couples that he and I snicker about for looking so bitter and uncomfortable with each other. While you can tell we are so in love.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
we sit across from eachother but after dinner if we are waiting for the check or the change i might sneek on over to his side. same siding it bugs him.... hehehe
loveleighdancer loveleighdancer 9 years
This makes my day that you have a post about this! I can't stand it when I see people sitting on the same side of the booth at restaurants! haha it really creeps me out for some reason.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Oh, that's a pet peeve of mine too!! I just don't understand eating & cuddling at the same time.
PinkTulip PinkTulip 9 years
my bf of 5 years and I always sit across from eachother, I think I tried sitting next to him once and well, that lasted about a minute! first of all how in the world was i going to use my knife and fork comfortably? we both need arms space, and we also like to carry on a conversation, we are not much into PDA's.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I think it depends on the person and where you are. I recently went on a date to a restaurant were they had benches covered in cushions- we sat next to each other, but it wasn't to cuddle and kiss all through dinner.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i would prefer sitting next to hubby but hes not for it :( he wants to sit in front of me to see me. pfff whatever but usually if we're out as a group, we sit next to each other and i get a little excited inside hehe
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