Marya Charles Alexander
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A contributor to ThriftyTraveling.com newsletter, she has written pieces on solo dining for publications like WHERE New York Magazine, World Traveler (Northwest Airlines), Esquire, AARP's Modern Maturity, Sky (Delta Airlines), Frequent Flyer, JourneyWoman.com and Business Traveler International.
She has three restaurant industry trade handbooks to her credit (The most recent? The highly anticipated: 150-Plus Tips on How to Attract & Keep Solo Diners, 2nd Edition — 2009; SoloDining.com): 150-Plus Tips on How to Attract & Keep Solo Diners — 1996; Pod Press (no longer in print), and Solo Diners: The Untapped Mega-Market — 1990; Rockbridge Publishing (no longer in print).
Keeping up with the times, the essence of SoloDining.com newsletter morphed into SoloDining.com, the web site. A new and expanded concept, it included a "living"-ever-expanding, continually updated-listing of solo-friendly restaurants across the U.S. and beyond which showcased Alexander's discoveries and those of other solo diners.
The how-to booklet of solo dining tips and strategies is now available!!! Alexander's most recent publication (a full meal!) for wannabe solo diners is "The Art and Satisfaction of Dining Alone — Revealed!" - Five Easy Steps to Success — 2007; SoloDining.com. Available as a PDF, it will teach you how to develop solo dining skills or how to enhance the ones you have.
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All SoloDining.com publications, edited by solo-dining maven Marya Charles Alexander,
reveal the secrets of how to make solo dining work for you. They include: tipping tactics; how to discover solo-friendly
restaurants; the most effective ways to endear yourself to a restaurant and the ABCs of reservation making. Here
you'll find the array of dining options available to solos, including food bars, dining counters, cluster seating,
facilitated shared table seating, communal table variations, variously named: friendship, joiners, community, chef's,
the "love boat," captain's; and more.
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