As satisfying as eggs for dinner can be, there’s more to life than a runny yolk and jam-topped toast—especially when you ate the same meal for breakfast. It’s time to embrace eating dinner alone and to treat yourself as well as you treat others when dinner calls for additional place settings. You’ll feel better in the end, and you can cash in on the fact that there are no compromises when it comes to dining alone. Bring on the stinky cheese, raw garlic, and anchovies.

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