Hate dining alone?
One Japanese restaurant has a semi-awkward yet totally adorable solution for all your table-for-one woes.
The Moomin Caf in Japan seats solo diners with cuddly stuffed animals to make the experience of dining alone a little less lonely, Sure, the stuffies might not be the greatest conversationalists, but they have to be better listeners than your last date. The cafs are themed around The Moomins, a Swedish-Finnish book and animated series about a family of friendly hippo-esque critters. Each location features food, drink and decor inspired by the whimsical franchise, but the main draw is clearly the option to dine with a wide-eyed Moomin of your own.
This marks you as sad and lonely.