author_by_night (author_by_night) wrote in thequestionclub,
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A Yahoo article (cue groaning) got me wondering about the general consensus

Is it rude to decline food at dinner parties?

No, there could be many reasons why you would (dietary restrictions, food allergies, etc.)
49(57.6%)
No, as long as you eat something.
28(32.9%)
Only if it's buffet style (i.e. everyone's called to help themselves)
5(5.9%)
Yes, always
0(0.0%)
Other
3(3.5%)

Should hosts try making sure there's something for everyone?

No - you're not a restaurant
13(18.1%)
Depends on the number of guests
23(31.9%)
Yes, it's common courtesy
27(37.5%)
That's why they invented potluck dinners
6(8.3%)
Other
3(4.2%)
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