I went on a movie date last night. My date bought the ticket and paid for all of the treats (large popcorn (extra seasoning), medium iced tea, my favorite candy AND frozen yogurt). The night couldn't have gone any smoother. Would it be shocking if I said the perfect date was myself?! Yes, I went to a movie by myself. I got to choose the movie I wanted to see, I had no one whispering annoyingly about the commentary into my ear, I could sit where I wanted and I had no one scolding me for being 10 minutes late (Sorry Zach ;)). I love doing things by myself and don't understand the strange social rule that deems it necessary to have a companion at all times. Many of these activities can be much more enjoyable alone - shopping, driving, working out, cafes without a social shield (laptop, mag, etc.), libraries, going to a restaurant, etc. I'm not anti-social by any means - just more productive on my own. Yes, there are always a few glances: 'Wow she's weird. Why is she here alone?', 'Look at that girl sitting there alone, I feel bad for her!' or 'Do you think she was stood up?' But even if people were thinking this, why should I care what some body I don't know MIGHT be thinking? Some of the best times I've had were spent alone.
The only place I haven't braved alone is an airport. I have an irrational fear of plummeting to my death with no one by my side or getting lost/confused and having to consult an unfamiliar face while I have anxiety about missing my flight. That must mean I have to take a flight soon!
Do you like to do things by yourself? Where do you go?