I think you are depriving yourself of one of the most wonderful things about cruising, and that's meeting other people! We still keep in touch with some of them, and have had some wonderful times at mealtime!
However, we always request a large table to increase our chances of meeting great people! I mean, you probably usually just eat dinner by yourselves at home, why continue the tradition at sea? Just becase you had one bad experience doesn't mean they will all be bad!
Next time try requesting a large table, and I've learned that you shouldn't hesitate to request a switch if you really want to.. There are a lot of interesting and wonderful people to meet in this world...you might be pleasantly suprised!
8/92 Mex. Riv. Commodore
9/98, 9/00, 9/02 & 7/04 Caribbean - Paradise
10/00, 08/05 Pac. Wtrs. Holiday, Monarch
04/06 Hawaii - Celebrity Summit
09/07 Alaska - Celebrity Summit
07/09 Western Caribbean RCCL Liberty of the Seas