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    I go to the cinema on my own quite a bit
    I dont see the problem with it
    I actually feel quite proud of myself once I have done it because I know quite a lot of people are too scared to do it because of what people would think
    Im generally quite shy so my friends dont get how I have the confidence to go by myself
    I just think of it as if my friends are busy or dont want to see it then thats not going to stop me from going
    Been to the theatre by myself a few times aswell which I do feel a bit more uncomfortable with but yet again I was in London by myself so it wasnt going to stop me while the opportunity was there
    In the end when you walk in by yourself people will think whatever they want to think, they are not going to say it to your face and they just make assumptions that you are a loner
    I enjoy the cinema more by myself and I have many friends, Im just not going to sit in the house bored while everyone else is busy and I want to see a film
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    I have been to the cinema on my own, and would go to a gig on my own although I have a regular gig buddy so never have done (apart from McFly, they wouldn't come). I would hate to go out to eat on my own though, even Christmas dinner in the SU bar.
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    I like going on my own, although I also prefer company cause I'm the kind of person that comments through the movie a lot :P
    I did went to see The Ugly Truth alone, and better yet, I was ALONE in the cinema Felt sooo good haha.
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    I love going to the cinema by myself. So I shouldn't see a film I like alone because some insecure retards tell me that it's sad?

    I'm confident enough to enjoy being with friends but also to have fun alone.
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    There's nothing wrong with it... but its just something that you might want to avoid (I don't care tbf). A bit like telling a 3 year old boy that his life is a mess... nothing wrong with it but you just wouldn't want to do it ( I suppose some might also see it as inappropriate ).
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    (Original post by MoanyLisa)
    Although I love my friends dearly, I appear to have completely different tastes to the rest of them.
    As a result, I frequently go to places such as Cinema's and Concerts on my own.

    For the most part it isn't a problem. ( The only downside is travelling alone, often at night )

    I've met some people at concerts, who have also been forced to attend alone. :lol:
    So long as your friendly, and comfortable in your own skin, you shouldn't give off the creepy, loner vibe. In any case, most people don't care.

    The thought of having to wait another 18-24 months to see a particular singer or band, or missing out on an excellent film on the big screen, for no other reason then 'I'll be alone', makes me want to kick myself, I couldn't do it.
    This. I went to see the first showing of Harry Potter on the day it came out and went on my own because all my friends were at uni/work and I've been to several concerts on my own, I'm not missing out on the chance to see someone because I can't find anyone who wants to see them. I also go to the theatre on my own Even went to Sonisphere on my own last year, as long as you can talk to people it's fine
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    I've only done it once and that was because it was Green day concert showing at the cinema for one night only, my boyfriend was working and the girl i was supposed to go with let me down - i only did it because i'm a bit obssesive with this band - it was fun though glad i went - but any other film i wouldnt want to really but theres nothing wrong with it - dont let people judge you
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    Whats the popcorn trick!
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    I dunno I see going to the cinema as a social experience, like something to do. Whenever I have gone to the cinema in the past its mostly been turn up and see what's on...
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    I am a 19 year old gal on a gap year (so all my mates are at uni) and I go to the cinema on my own every week and love it. I'm a film fanatic and I think you can appreciate a movie so much better if you go alone (comedies are the exception...sometimes collective laughter is good). You pay better attention to what you're watching, you can watch whatever you want and you can sit well away from other people so noone talks to you or kicks your chair. Cinema's aren't for socialising for christ's sake. I feel more able to experience the movie...I mean I never cry at a film when I'm with chums but on my own in a near empty cinema I bawl away and going to see a horror movie on your own is pretty exciting!
    Why are teens so damned pathetic? If you want to see a film, go see it. You don't need someone to hold your hand.
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    I've sat in a cinema on my own, my family didn't want to see the film I was watching so I had to see it alone. I see nothing wrong with it, and I wasn't the only person sitting alone so that helped. I'll probably do it more often in future, like, actually go on my own. It's less of a hassle, I don't have many willing mates and it makes the experience much better. The downside is, you have nobody to discuss the film with once it finishes.
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    I can imagine lots of people do this anyway, you never know if someone is at the cinema alone or with friends until you're all sat down.

    I see nothing wrong with it.
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    (Original post by Fandabidoze!)
    Popcorn trick? Is that similar to the "yawn as you put your arm around the shoulder" trick or is it a bit more full-on than that.
    Is that even a trick ? sounds a bit
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    i spent a year working in an odeon, tons of people do it. they cant all have no friends, surely
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    I went to see Unstoppable on my own a few weeks ago, was an advanced screening, and was free

    There were a few other people there on their own. Why should it even matter?

    I went to see Hamlet on my own once also, the fact that nobody else wanted to go didn't stop me
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      (Original post by Anti Elephant Mine)
      I looked up a couple threads on other forums for the general view on this. It ranged from most people saying that it's a normal thing to do, to others stating going alone directly proves your life is worthless as you 'have no friends'. I've heard some go as far as concerts/gigs on their own too. I was wondering if anyone here does this? I personally haven't yet, but I'm not seeing a problem with it as;

      - You're not exactly spending the majority of your time there in conversation anyway.
      - If you can watch a film on your own at home, why not at the cinema?
      - It's generally 'easier' for me to enjoy watching something alone. I don't have to synchronise laughter at crap jokes with a friend, don't feel uncomfortable during 'awkward' scenes and can form my own opinions of the film afterwards. Personally I hate situations where I'm loving the movie I'm watching but a friend hates it, just can't enjoy it to its potential.

      So why do some have a problem with it?
      I suspect it's part of the whole teenage social anxiety thing - the same thing that, when taken to extreme, means people try to find someone just to go to the toilets with.
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      I kknow someone doing this now, they're upsetting me in general lately so I think that that's skewed my view..

      ...On the other hand there is something surely solitary in going to the movie anyway I think. But then surely the fun part about going to movies is the surrounding stuff as much as the actual film?
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      Why would someone go on their own? That's just cruel to themselves. Do Orange Wednesdays if the costs are the worry point.
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      I don't see a problem with it, tbh. I'd just not to do as it'd be boring.
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      Hmm ive never been to the cinema alone before but thats because I do tend to treat it as a social event...however if there was a film I really wanted to see and no one would come with me, I'd probably go by myself =]
     
     
     
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