Vin et Grub has posted some thoughts on solo dining.
personally, i love eating alone. there’s nothing more comforting than pulling up a bar stool and sitting in silence for an hour or two (generally two). at the same time, i see and understand why people are afraid of dining alone. in addition to the obvious reasons, there are more personal, subconscious and universal reasons behind the inherent intimidation that dining alone seems to have on the average person.