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Single Life: How-To Enjoy A Night On-The-Town Alone

Updated on April 21, 2015

Living Single

At some point you may find yourself alone in the city somewhere. Maybe the person you planned to meet got held up. Maybe you're visiting and you've got to get out of the house.It could be that you just got off the plane to somewhere you've never been, and you just want to explore. You have two choices. Either you go back home or you go out.

First you'll probably need to eat something. You can't do what you need to do if you're starving. You just can't keep your mind on the task at hand. When choosing a place to eat think about what's going on in the restaurant. How are the seats arranged? Are there separate areas to sequester yourself away. Or, better yet do you want to mingle while you dine? If so, one of those Japanese restaurants where everyone sits at huge tables and the chefs perform their magic right in front of you. They chop, dice, flame, toss, steam, and cook your dinner as if it were a show. Actually, it really is a show of sorts. The point though is, that you would be sitting with a group of people. There's no way you will feel alone dining in a situation like this. If you want to be casual you could go to a country fair and dine on hot dogs and elephant ears.

After dinner you may want to take in some entertainment. If you go out and see a comic you'll find the audience interacting due to a shared sense of humor. If you don't want to sit around you could visit your favorite gym and lift a few weights, swim in the pool, or lounge in the hot tub. Or, you could go roller skating. What would be more fun? If you're looking for something a little more on the quiet side you can attend an art opening, a movie, a play, a car show or an auction.The key is to have something to do when you get where you're going, and to have the chance to meet people.

When you choose a lounge for the final part of your evening it's best to find a place that has karaoke, TV, dancing, computer games, a band, a show or anything that will get you up and moving around the establishment. You never know who might challenge you to a game of darts, or pool. All you need to do is to stay active and you're bound to have fun.

As you jump in taxi after taxi throughout the night you'll see that you can go out and do things by yourself. There is also a good chance that you'll meet people out there who enjoy the things you do. So usually, when you're out alone, most of the time you won't spend all of your time literally by yourself. Make informed choices to make the best of what could be a lonely time otherwise.


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      Lisa Brown 4 years ago from Michigan


      It's a great feeling to know that you can have fun anywhere by yourself. It seems that you're not alone long when you're out making your own good time.



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      Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Great article for those who are of the faint of heart. I love nothing better than to find myself in a new city and explore all of its environs. In fact, I totally anticipate this when I travel.

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      Megh Brandel 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Thanks lisasuniquevoice. By the way, I liked your hub and I loved your photo too . :)

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      Lisa Brown 5 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Megh,

      Feel good that you were able to do what you did. I'm glad you're stronger now.

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      Megh Brandel 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      I have survived in a town all by myself and that is not for one night... for 13 days. I found myself stronger after that. it was a strange time!