‘The Pleasures of Eating Alone’

What is it the cool people on Twitter say? “I feel seen”? The WSJ’s Ellen Byron writes:

Household challenges, like different schedules, account for the biggest reason people eat alone. But nearly one-third of people say they eat alone for personal pleasure, particularly millennial consumers, she says. Further eroding group dining: smaller, more frequent meals; the increasing acceptance of eating in the car or at a desk; the companionship of a smartphone and even the thrill of a moment’s solitude.