Eating solo? You’re not alone.

Posted at 6:55 AM, Aug 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 06:55:30-04

RICHMOND, Va -- Think back to the last time you had a meal. Did you dine with other people? Or were you by yourself?

If you were solo, a new study finds you're not really alone.

According to a new survey done by the Food Marketing Institute, 46 percent of Americans prefer to eat snacks and meals by themselves. That is especially the case when it comes to breakfast: 61 percent of Americans preferred to eat the first meal of the day in solitude.

Their mood changes later in the day, though -- only 31 percent of people like being alone for dinner.