Would You Skype During Dinner to Avoid Eating Alone?

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How many nights each week do you eat dinner alone? According to a story on NPR, solo dinners (and solo diners) are on the rise. This likely has a lot to do with the fact that more and more people are living alone.

While that fact itself is interesting, there was another part of the article that intrigued us even more.

Books, magazines, television, and smartphones have long been the companion of of solo diners both at home and out to eat. But researchers are now starting to look at how video chatting can be used to prevent diners from feeling like they are dining alone.

Have you ever had a video call while eating dinner? Tell us in the comments. And be sure to read the full article on the other discoveries researchers have made about the benefits and drawbacks of solo dining.