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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby lightnight » 21 September 2016, 19:41

I don't mind eating at diners etc alone. Have been doing that for years.

Never been to cinema alone. Although I intend to. Getting friends together is getting pretty tough as we're getting older.

I've also never been to a vacation alone. I went to one proper vacation, and even though it was a large group, I was pretty much by myself in it.


And I can't think of the most interesting or important thing I've done alone. Maybe it's time to do one.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby Tony » 21 September 2016, 20:42

Brenden wrote:Do they have an official policy on this or is it more just to fill up spots on the ride and be efficient (like sitting next to odd-numbered groups)?

I went back in 2010 so they didn't have an official policy back then, I just put my hand up when they asked for single individuals and for some reason, a couple of groups were letting me go in front of them as I was on my own.

I'm sure they have single rider lines now, where in use, empty seats on the ride vehicles are filled using individuals from the line, thus ensuring that every vehicle is carrying the maximum number of occupants possible. They had them in Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, for some reason, the Japanese don’t really like queueing at the single rider lanes. I used them to go on The Flying Dinosaur, the world's longest flying roller coaster, there and it was amazing! :-)
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby Josh » 22 September 2016, 01:53

I do plenty by myself these days, and find it quite therapeutic even. Growing up in such a crowded home, I appreciate the space away from it and likely always will. Generally speaking I'm quite independent and I like doing things by myself.

I've only gone to the cinema once by myself, mainly as I do have friends who are always happy to go and see a film if I want to, but I didn't mind it and it wasn't as strange as I thought it would be. I don't really visit restaurants by myself but don't bother to branch out much where food is concerned.

I've always found the time to explore London for myself for years. Last year I branched out into travelling abroad by myself for the first time to the Netherlands - met GTF/GFO friends in Amsterdam and took myself around Rotterdam. After enjoying a trip to Paris at the start of the year I went back to France a couple of months later, visited Saint Michel and some of the west coast by myself. I often now try and add a day or two onto trips abroad and venture somewhere by myself if I'm meeting people there - next month I hope to find the time to visit Barcelona or Madrid on my way back to the UK from Spain.

I figured out quickly how to enjoy my own company, I guess I'm more recently less anxious about enjoying the company of others and I genuinely look forward to having both.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby Jeff53 » 15 October 2019, 03:11

Although I'm fine doing things by myself, I have plenty of family & friends so I usually don't find myself in that position. However, no one I know likes roller coasters like I do, so I've been to Six Flags Magic Mountain over a dozen times by myself. I was a bit uncomfortable at first, but quickly found that no one seemed to notice or care. I usually go for 3 or 4 hours, ride the coasters and then go home. One day I got stubborn because it wasn't crowded and stayed long enough to go on 14 coaster twice each. It was a great day!
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 15 October 2019, 03:52

I always have been able to do things solo and be comfortable doing so. Sucks when it's by necessity rather than choice; you adjust to it though.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 15 October 2019, 03:55

Jeff53 wrote:Although I'm fine doing things by myself, I have plenty of family & friends so I usually don't find myself in that position. However, no one I know likes roller coasters like I do, so I've been to Six Flags Magic Mountain over a dozen times by myself. I was a bit uncomfortable at first, but quickly found that no one seemed to notice or care. I usually go for 3 or 4 hours, ride the coasters and then go home. One day I got stubborn because it wasn't crowded and stayed long enough to go on 14 coaster twice each. It was a great day!


I once did a vacation where we drove across country hitting up amusement parks just for the coasters.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby Jeff53 » 15 October 2019, 04:24

I'd love to do that, but my husband isn't a coaster fanatic like me, so Magic Mountain will have to do. Fortunately, we travel well together and have enjoyed many non-coaster vacations. Were you able to visit many amusement parks?
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby Jzone » 15 October 2019, 06:28

The last coaster I rode was the X (before it became X2) at Magic Mountain. It was a blast! I don't think I've been on one since, so it's been a while.

Back on topic — I love to do things by myself. Sunrise walks, bike rides, hikes, reading, and more. I enjoy being social as well, but it's a balance. I need plenty of alone time.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby NvM » 15 October 2019, 15:03

i lived alone the first 40 years of my life in the hills N of Tucson and CedarCrest NM. I am into my 2nd marriage and can't say any part of my life any better worse, just different.


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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 16 October 2019, 01:02

Jeff53 wrote:I'd love to do that, but my husband isn't a coaster fanatic like me, so Magic Mountain will have to do. Fortunately, we travel well together and have enjoyed many non-coaster vacations. Were you able to visit many amusement parks?


Honestly that part of the trip was more east coast to mid america. Once we got past Illinois it was more of an National Park trip. But up until then we hit coasters from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois.

One to remember was the Steel Phantom in Pittsburgh, PA:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom%27s_Revenge
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Harry Henniger, the president of Kennywood Entertainment Company, wanted a large steel coaster in the late 1980s. The park had mostly built wooden roller coasters in the past. The park also had a very tight layout and they were not sure how to fit it into the park. On July 27, 1990, Kennywood announced the name of their new roller coaster would be Steel Phantom and it would use the same station as Laser Loop, which it replaced. The ride opened on May 10, 1991, as the fastest and steepest steel roller coaster in the world. The inversions were a vertical loop, a Boomerang, and a corkscrew. As a result of the inversions, riders experienced more-than-usual head banging. Shortly after its debut, a trim brake was added because the coaster was going faster than it should through the inversions and riders were experiencing pain in their necks.


Yep, we caught that one just right. We could personally vouch for the experiencing of pain. That was a long time ago.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 16 October 2019, 01:29

The six flags in Jackson New Jersey has a few record holding coasters now. It seems its there goal to have some record breaker with every new coaster/ride. The newest one " the jersey devil"is gonna be the tallest, fastest and longest single-rail roller coaster in the world. Its Worth checking out now if you get a chance. Also one of the only places that house a tiger and a lion together. :D

To answer the original question. Well I live alone so its only natural that I do quite a bit of things alone. :lol:
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby senseofanending » 25 October 2019, 21:02

I have gone to see films by myself since I was a teenager. Never really had a friend or anyone who shared the same interest as me in cinema and it was better than missing out on films or having to wait for them to come out on dvd.

I have a friend who does whatever she wants by herself if she can’t find someone to do it with her. I’m quite jealous of how confident she is, I’ve sold tickets to concerts at the last minute cause the other person has fallen through and she just goes to shows alone if she has too. I wish I could do that. I know that no one really cares either but I’d still feel self conscious by myself.
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Re: Do you do things by yourself?

Unread postby LostGuy94 » 26 October 2019, 10:04

I have to do pretty much everything by myself sometimes through choice but ultimately it it is down to me only having a few friends and don't meet with them very often, I've often feared about the stigma of going to say a cinema alone but I really shouldn't, would like to lots of activities like bowling or try stuff like skydiving but really need at least one other person to do these things.

Actually trying to make a few friends through Grindr whilst primarily looking for fun, neither is going particularly well
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