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Tokyo Restaurant Bans Couples so Single Diners Don't Feel Sad on Christmas Eve

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"...we will be denying entry to all couples on December 24 with no exceptions!"

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Single diners, don't be shy. Restaurants in Japan have found plenty of ways to make you feel at home and not alone. Not only are there anti-loneliness cafes where customers can dine with stuffed animals, a restaurant in Tokyo is now refusing to serve couples on December 24 so that single diners will not be reminded of their loneliness. According to Rocket News 24, a restaurant called PiaPia posted a sign on the restaurant stating (translated), "As it would cause severe emotional trauma...we will be denying entry to all couples on December 24 with no exceptions!"

Apparently the holidays are the "bane of Tokyo singles" who are forced to watch happy couples march around the city hand-in-hand and kissing. Rocket News 24 writes that it's "one of the few times public displays of affect are relatively accepted" by society.

So instead, lonely singles looking to enjoy dinner without a side of PDA can dine at PiaPia in peace.

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