"It's thankfully no longer looked at as odd to see a girl eating alone at a table. In fact, I have seen restaurants in Mumbai that keep goldfish in bowls at the tables of single diners to let them get the feeling that it's not unusual and that they are not alone, which is nice."
This is possible to do here in little old Perth, and we highly recommend it (#getalittleselftime), however could you do it without your phone? That's the true test!
(then I also stumbled across this article: OUCH! Life as a 30-something Single Woman in India)