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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/28/2011

When dining alone, how do you keep busy? (#diningalone)

Soup, salad and a side of Angry Birds: It’s standard fare for many modern solo diners.

When Washingtonians go out to eat alone, they often can be found with fork in one hand, iPhone in the other, busying themselves with e-mail or games between bites.

The Post’s J. Freedom du Lac has the full story on diners’ mealtime distractions and what restaurant managers think of them.

We want to know: What do you busy yourself with when dining alone? Let us know in the comments or via Twitter using #diningalone.

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