It's some basic human nature thing. Something about humans being herd animals and our ability to socialize being an important part of our status. Being spotted at a "herd activity" without a herd makes people, on a subconscious level, assume you're a loser. It's the same thing for a lot of other things. I went to a restaurant alone once, because I was in the city, I was hungry, and I felt like something else than junk food for a change... And it was weeeeeird.
Q.U. wrote:I think the reason why I don't go alone is because I just can't be bothered to, I'm just fine watching stuff at home.
The only times I do go out is when I'm pestered to. Normally for me it's just an evening out for coffee and chitchat because that's mostly what she's there for. The movie is an extra that we usually choose from the few lame choices on the spot. Not like there's ever anything good in the cinemas around here. And even if there is, it usually comes up half a year after the first première in the US, at which point I have most likely already watched it on my computer.
Well, yeah, it does depend on what reasons you have for going to the movies in the first place. I do like going with my mates to the cinema and hang out afterwards, drink and such. But sometimes there's just a particular movie which is all about the audio-visual experience and I just want to see it on a big screen dammit, but it's something like Scott Pilgrim that I can't get anyone to see with me and blarg.