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To think most people *haven't* eaten dinner by 6pm??

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JumboShiitake Wed 27-Jan-21 19:25:25

According to DP "most people" have eaten dinner by 6pm.

Referring to adults, not children.

He's obsessed with eating at a time I consider pretty early.

I'm giving him the side eye hmm

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LonginesPrime Wed 27-Jan-21 19:26:40

A lot of people don't finish work until 6pm.

Papyrus Wed 27-Jan-21 19:26:55

I haven’t had dinner yet.

FTMF30 Wed 27-Jan-21 19:27:33

We have dinner at 6.30pm.

TheBoredLady Wed 27-Jan-21 19:27:57

I haven’t even started making dinner yet

ErrolTheDragon Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:15

No, I'd guess most adults haven't started eating, or in many cases even cooking by 6pm. A lot (more in normal times) won't be back home after work and commute.
Anything before 6pm is surely 'high tea', not 'dinner' anyway, isn't it?grin

peonyrose87 Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:27

We have dinner between 5-6pm as we eat with our DS and both prefer an early dinner!

BeanieB2020 Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:31

No way. I have dinner around 8:30 pm.

PurpleDaisies Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:46

I would eat at 530pm every day. Dh is naturally a late eater. We compromise and start cooking at 6pm to eat around 630pm.

HalfShrunkMoreToGo Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:47


We have dinner between 5-6pm as we eat with our DS and both prefer an early dinner!

Same here

itsgettingweird Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:47

Usually have it 6pm but that's because ds swim trains at 7.30 a few evenings a week.

In lockdown we've pretty much continued this. Seems a right time for us and works well. I couldn't imagine having dinner earlier but if no swimming or lockdown we have had it later.

sunflowersandbuttercups Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:49

I would imagine most people aren't even home at that time.

grafittiartist Wed 27-Jan-21 19:28:52

I have

CocoPark Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:15

Just waiting on mine now! By 6 is early I think.

ChazsBrilliantAttitude Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:24

I don’t finish work until after 6pm. If I was in the office rather than wfh I wouldn’t be home until 7-7.30pm at the earliest.

Pukkatea Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:24

If I ate before 6 I'd need another meal before I went to bed. I eat at 8. Early dinner does seem to be an odd English quirk though, one that I think is slowly dying out.

whiteroseredrose Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:24

We eat between 7 and 7.30.

babyyodaxmas Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:27

We have this arguement all the time I'd eat at 6 DH at 8 we comprimise on 7

ContessaDiPulpo Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:31

Tbf as an adult I have always had dinner by 7pm at the absolute latest, unless I have plans to eat with other people <shrug> however I have friends who are not always done at 10pm, so you're not alone!

Happytentoes Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:34

Is he a lot older than you 😁Tell him only elderly people eat before 6.
It’s generally 6.30 - 7 here.

dancinfeet Wed 27-Jan-21 19:29:49

9pm in my house when I am working, between 7-8pm while I am working from home

TryingNotToPanicOverCovid Wed 27-Jan-21 19:30:15

Depends on demographic I think. Commuters from london wont even be home . However yes in the town I grew up 5.30 was quite normal for dinner.

Sciurus83 Wed 27-Jan-21 19:30:15

Jeez what time do you need to be back from work to have eaten by 6?!! Don't think that's true at all for most folks

JabbyMcJabface Wed 27-Jan-21 19:30:31

Unless eating with small children I would think an adult eating dinner before 6pm was weird.

Someone preparing for a night shift obviously excluded.

EggysMom Wed 27-Jan-21 19:30:32

This may be a cultural thing - I believe Europeans tend to eat later, Americans eat earlier.

I'm born and bred English, we eat dinner (tea?) at 7pm.

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