There's nothing quite like a night on the town with someone you like. A nice dinner, a quiet stroll, a concert in the park... it's all very romantic isn't it?
Well, it would be... if you weren't completely alone doing it.
The "self-date" is rather underrated I think. Think about it, when was the last time you took yourself out for a nice meal? No friends, no spouses, just YOU and the somewhat uncomfortable thought that most of the room is glancing over at you and wondering how you've become such a social outcast.
But let them wonder! Because you don't care! You'll get a nice meal uninterrupted by forced conversation, you can order all the dessert you want, and you only have to pay for one bill!
Not a bad date I say!
Now, the concept of the "self-date" isn't to replaced dating entirely. Not unless you're someone like Howie Mandel and have a complete aversion to human contact. But it's more a way of showing yourself that you appreciate yourself. Sounds strange perhaps, but think about it. They always say to find true love you need to love yourself first, so why not spend some time alone doing things you love to get back in touch with who you really are?
Okay, so you're uncomfortable eating at a restaurant alone, no biggie! How 'bout a movie instead? You're in the dark, no one around you is paying attention, and once again there's only one bill to take care of! (Hey, that popcorn ain't cheap you know.)
So to sum it up, the self date, I think, is a very normal and healthy thing to do. And if you're feeling a little disconnected, I highly recommend put on something nice, look in the mirror and woo yourself a little.
It may just be love at first sight!
And in case you STILL think I'm nuts... check out some of the calls below the photo on the right. I actually kinda sorta know what I'm talking about... a little... maybe...