03/26/2013 09:05 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Get The Best Seat At Dinner (INFOGRAPHIC)

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How many times have you been invited to a dinner only to spend the night stuck talking to the most boring person in the room? If this has happened more times than you can count, or even just once, you need to learn how to pick the right seat when dining with others -- right now.

You might think a successful dinner party is determined by the food or the wine, but it's not: it's all about the seat. There are many scenarios where it can go wrong. You can be on the wrong end of an odd-numbered guest table. You can be stuck at the end of the table, surrounded by the least interesting people in the group. This almost always guarantees a very long night -- without much fun.

Don't let this happen to you one more time. Study the chart below by Alex Cornell and ensure that all your next dining experiences will be good ones.


See the zoomed-in seating chart here.

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