Tokyo Restaurant Kicks out Couples So Singles Won’t Feel Lonely

Tokyo Restaurant Kicks out Couples So Singles Won’t Feel Lonely

“Table for one” doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?

A restaurant in Tokyo is looking to make the holiday blues a little bit more tolerable. PiaPia, a pasta restaurant in Tokyo, advertised that they will be refusing to serve couples of Christmas Eve, “with no exceptions,” so that single folks can feel less lonely at the most festive time of year. The message also says that the presence of couples “would cause severe emotional trauma to members of our staff,” with a photo of two stick figures and a heart with a giant red “X” through the drawing. We’re no experts, but it sounds like these folks are bitter.

"To start with, someone said we should ban couples as a bit of a joke, but then we realized that it's true," employee Takashi Kyozuka told The Telegraph. "If you are single on Christmas Eve, then it's easy to get down."

Interestingly enough, Christmas is not very widely celebrated in Japan, as less than one percent of the population is Christian, but Christmas Eve has become a night symbolic of gift-exchanging for young couples in Japan, similar to Valentine’s Day.

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