Watching a Movie is Best as a Solitary Experience, Which is Something that We Just Need to Admit to Ourselves By Hayley Schueneman
Well, this is a switch. I usually see articles by single adults saying how uncomfortable they feel dining publicly alone, or going to the movie theater alone.
I don’t go to the movies myself that much anymore – maybe once or twice a year, sometimes zero times a year – but it’s not so bad. People don’t seem to notice or care if you’re there by yourself.
The first few times I went solo to a movie, I felt weird, but after you’ve done it over a period of years, you get so used to it, it doesn’t feel weird.
I’m not sure about this, but somewhere on the blog, I may have put a link to an editorial by someone else advising singles to stop feeling ashamed, bad, or embarrassed about going to a restaurant alone.
… Watching a movie is best as a solitary experience, which is something that we just need to admit to ourselves. And yet, going to dinner and a movie is still heeded as an ideal date. (Movies are a terrible date idea. Really, truly awful. Please tell me about a time you enjoyed seeing a movie with a human you know approximately 14 things about, and most of those 14 things are siblings and food preferences.)
When you read a book, you read it by yourself and later discuss it with other people who have also read that book. This is how we should watch movies. Whenever I watch a movie with someone else, I find myself watching it through their eyes and brains and emotions in addition to my own….