I have a hard time watching people eat alone. 

Which is strange, because I often crave a moment by myself and offline, and lunch-time arrives just about when I need a little humanity break each day. 

Not that everyone who eats alone is lonely, but for many people, loneliness is a pervasive feeling and a potentially dangerous precursor to bad health and worse. 

Loneliness is not a 'PR problem,' but for brands and organizations looking for ways to meaningfully connect with people, it might be an area worth exploring?

Just a thought.  I'm off to lunch.  Thanks Adrian Monck for posting the original article.