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Mar 27, 2014 08:31 AM

Unisex bathrooms in restaurants

What do you guys think about unisex bathrooms in restaurants or a decent sized restaurant with only one bathroom.
I personally hate it when I see bathrooms with both signs of sexes written on the doors. The only place i don't mind sharing bathroom with men is my house(though If i were super rich, I'd love to have my OWN bathroom because I hate sharing bathrooms even with my husband).
I generally try not to go to any public bathroom(even at a fancy restaurant) so whenever I see an unisex bathroom, it's a huge turnoff for me...I really don't want to see yellow spots of urine on toilets in the middle of eating.
Also hate a decent sized restauarant that has only one bathroom.

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      1. re: FriedClamFanatic

        it's not even uncommon in Europe to have a single-sex public toilet -- there's a divider, with stalls one way and urinals the other.

        Other than a brief "oh shit, I walked in the men's" it's a non-issue for me.

        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

          Exactly what I was going to say. I found many places with individual toilet rooms for either gender and a common sink area, especially in older buildings. It was a bit uncomfortable to me, but as I thought about it, there was no real reason for it be be uncomfortable expect that it isn't how it is at home.

        2. I have no issues provided the mgt keeps it clean.

          Then again these days I rarely see restaurants in the states with only one.

          1. Single stall bathrooms that cause people to line up in the bar/ restaurant both me. But as a female, I don't think that our bathrooms are much cleaner than the male. The amount of urine, blood, feces, etc that I've seen on/ in public women only toilets is disguising (though restaurant bathrooms tend to be less disguisting). I do like the unisex bathrooms that have both a urinal and toilet.

            1. It doesn't bother me in the least. The only time I have found it slightly irritating is if the seat has been left up, and that is something I have very rarely encountered. As for urine spots, I've seen plenty of them on the seats of restrooms used only by women. If anything, I am slightly happy to see a unisex bathroom because it means my wait will be less as men tend to be much quicker in restrooms then women.