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Q:  According to new research, close to 70% of Americans look forward to doing THIS alone. What is it?

A: Eat

Americans eat 387 meals by themselves every year. That’s about 7½ alone meals a week. But alone doesn’t always mean lonely. The survey revealed that 68 percent of Americans look forward to eating a meal alone. The top reason: It’s more relaxing.

The five most common reasons we eat by ourselves are:  It’s more relaxing . . . we’re too busy . . . we want to save money, and not make an ‘event’ out of every meal . . . our friends are too busy . . . and it’s a good way to catch up on TV shows.

The average American now eats as many meals alone with their phone as they do with any one person they know.  Including spouses and children.  Six solo meals with our phone each week . . . and six with the person we eat with most often.

The poll also found a third of all our social interactions now happen online.