Woman on date

Hate dining alone? Got an upcoming business trip? A new site, Invite for a Bite, wants to give you some companionship when you need it -- in a totally non-creepy way.

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True or false: You hate dining solo at a restaurant. A lot of women do, especially when they have no option to dine with a companion, like when they're out of town on business. A new site called Invite for a Bite wants to change all that!

So what's the premise? Well, it goes a little something like this: You're heading out on your own and you'd like a little conversation while you eat. Whether you feel awkward or comfortable while dining solo or you'd just like to have some companionship, you can go check out the website. When you're there, you can invite local women to meet up or browse the current get-togethers. You choose who you want to meet with and where and then get ready for some fun conversation!

According to CNN, the site's founder, Cressida Howard, came up with the idea for "the site I wanted to join but couldn't find." And so far, so good! The site is less than two months old and it's already seen women get together in countries around the globe.

But Invite for a Bite isn't just for the traveling lady. The site also offers you the chance to get together with local women near you!

Unlike online dating websites, these get-togethers are completely platonic and are for women only. But like online dating websites, Invite for a Bite does encourage safety first since you are, of course, meeting someone new.

Tell us

Would you use a site like Invite for a Bite? And do you think women in particular feel awkward about dining solo?

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Comments on "New site offers women platonic dinner dates"

Bryn May 18, 2012 | 2:41 PM

I think women definitely feel more awkward dining solo. We are naturally insecure, and would feel so if we were out at a restaurant on our own. It seems much more socially acceptable for a man to do that because men are the more independent gender.

Emma May 18, 2012 | 2:39 PM

I think this is a great idea for women traveling and wanting to make connections in different cities. I don't think I would use it in my home town, but I would be inclined to look at it while away on a business trip or something. I like that it is limited to women only, it sounds legitimate.

Ricki May 17, 2012 | 3:21 PM

Intrigued I went to the site. It's actually only for women. Which is good, since at first I thought it was a pretty good way to get raped. However, the photo above is a woman and man, so it's confusing.

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