I have said this in other posts, but ... On our last cruise we were at a 4 top and just didn't "click" with our table mates. It's not that it was tense at the table, we just didn't have much to talk about.
Next cruise, if we are seated at a 4 top again, I plan on making some statement to the fact that if they meet someone they would rather sit with we would not be offended with a swap, but we do look forward to getting to know them. Hopefully we will be at a big table and can find somebody to socialize with.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013