How do you feel about couples who sit on the same side of the table at restaurants? Do same-side-sitters annoy you?
Mike and I are most definitely same-side-sitters. I don't remember how or why we started sitting next to each other, but I would say about 75% of the time, we choose to sit next to each other at a restaurant. I had no idea that this even bothered people until I happened to see the secret I posted above, on the PostSecret app one night. Shortly thereafter, I happened to read about it one of the blogs I follow. I then did some Google-ing to see what other people felt about this. The general consensus is that this trait is annoying as hell! I had no idea that people felt so strongly about this- there are even Facebook pages out there dedicated to the hatred of same-side-sitters. A simple Google search yielded blog posts, Reddit topics and Formspring questions from people saying time and time again how ridiculous and how annoying same-side-sitters are. Why is this such an annoying thing to people? Is it because you don't like couples showing affection towards one another? Yes Mike and I do sit next to each other quite a bit, but I can assure you that we do not spend our entire meal making out or anything. We just like to be close to one another. We are a very affectionate couple and almost always are holding hands. I suppose it's both comforting and comfortable for us to sit next to each other. I guess we've been annoying waiters, waitresses and fellow restaurant patrons for years without realizing it. Annoying or not, I doubt we'll stop being same-side-sitters. It works for US!