I just like to be cooked for and cleaned up after sometimes. And/or enjoy a nice, quiet, well-prepared meal by myself. Plus... my husband has some food allergies and there are certain places I like where he simply can't eat anything on the menu. So if I want to eat there I either go by myself, with a friend, or not at all. And sometimes I can't make schedules work with friends, so... alone I go with a book.