While I was waiting for my flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, I was having lunch and couldn’t help but notice this girl my age having lunch by herself. She sat patiently for her food, read a book and spent a good hour on her own. I am used to having meals alone from my consulting days, and it’s not an easy thing to do for some people.

Men, I can tell you this. You want to find a girl who can eat at a restaurant by herself.

If you meet a girl who can have a meal by herself, you know that she is comfortable with who she is. Look at it this way—if a girl is unable to have a meal alone, it means she is self-concious or not comfortable with being in the company of herself. Some people may/will always feel the need to have someone to go places with them.

A girl who can have a meal by herself can probably go travel alone, be adventurous and have no regard to what other people think of her.

Next time you go out to eat, take a moment to see what I’m talking about.