Food·Posted on Aug 14, 201816 Reasons Dining Out Alone Is Actually The Best"It's all on one bill." *goosebumps*by Crystal RoBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. There's no awkward check-splitting. mels_story_352 / Via instagram.com You KNOW there's always that ONE PERSON who doesn't add tax and tip into their contribution. 2. And you don't have to make plans...you can just GO whenever you want. Twitter: @lssued No need for endless texts back and forth about where and when to meet. 3. There's no pressure to SHARE your food... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC You know when someone is like, "Oh, let's order X and X and share," and you're internally dying. 4. ...and no one will *cutely* steal your food. momentilife / Via instagram.com *Dying inside* "Sure." 5. You get a lot of peace and quiet... Twitter: @GloriaFallon123 Sometimes you just want to eat in peace, ya know? 6. ...or get to tune out the world with your own music! Twitter: @franvcnt Nothing like a little dinner and your fav Spotify list to make the perfect evening. 7. It's the perfect time to catch up on that book you've been meaning to finish. lindedelman / Via instagram.com Hopefully you don't drop anything on the pages while you do it, though! 8. There's no need for small talk. Mike Hinson / Via BuzzFeed Filling that dead space between meaningful conversation is just exhausting. 9. You'll enjoy your food more! Kat Angus / Via BuzzFeed No one is there to distract you while you shovel your food in your mouth. 10. It's a fun excuse to people watch. View this post on Or, ahem, eavesdrop — if you're the kind of rude person would do that, I CERTAINLY wouldn't know. *sweats* 11. Your brain will get a chance to unwind. Twitter: @beastlywretch It's like a little mental holiday! 12. You can make healthier choices... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Columbia Pictures You won't be guilted into getting a dessert when you don't actually want it. 13. ...OR enjoy that dessert all to yourself! Twitter: @sadcherrybitch It goes both ways, ya know. 14. You don't have to adjust your order to suit other people at the table. ABC / Via me.me It's just less chaos. 15. You can actually get a confidence boost. Twitter: @astridsofficial It'll help you learn to be comfortable being alone, which is 110% A-okay. 16. And finally, if there's a cute server...welp, guess who's got their full attention? Twitter: @Rhi_dgf Spoiler: You!