Table for one? Callers open up about dining solo (and why it shouldn't be weird)

Are you comfortable eating out by yourself?

This is the question that 702's Eusebius McKaiser put out to his listeners.

He says eating alone is an underrated experience which he often enjoys while being captivated by a good book.

There are times when eating alone can be a form of self-care. It's just you and your thoughts, which you shouldn't be scared of.

Eusebius McKaiser, 702 presenter

He asked listeners if they also enjoyed their own company and some called in to comment on solo dining and solo dates.

Even his predecessor and fellow broadcaster, Redi Tlhabi, phoned in to share her views!

I am tempted to kneel down and pray for people who don't wine and dine by themselves. I have full on meals by myself. I just came back from Tashas to have brunch.

Redi Tlhabi, media personality

One year for my birthday I took the day off work and treated myself. I spent the day on my own and had such a great time.

Mabetha, caller

I used to be anxious about going out alone until I got a job that forces me to travel a lot. Now, I'm so comfortable with eating alone and do it on the regular.

Kokesto, caller

The discussion also prompted several responses on Twitter. Here's what some listeners had to say:

Listen to the conversation and stories from callers:


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