I don't know about you, but there are some things in life that just bother me. Take for instance Parking Lots. The parking lot can be pretty much empty. You find you a nice place away from everything. All of the sudden, out of ALL the spots left in the parking lot, someone else decides, oh goodie, look at this space "right next to this cool car". I'm parking here!!!! The same thing happens in Movie Theaters. You've gone to a movie, that is far from being opening night. It's Sunday morning. Plenty of seating. You choose your favorite spot. Uh oh, movie is about to start. Another couple come in. "oh look", they say, there is an open place, "right in front of that other couple".
Let's start with the parking lot. Let's get into their minds. (or your mind, if you are that person). Do you like to ding other peoples doors? Do you like the whole "togetherness" thing. Safety in numbers?
The movie theater I think I understand that one a little better. You are scared of the dark. It's true. You can't fool me. You have to be by someone else, just in case the big bad wolf comes into the theater and then it will have to choose between the 4 of you. I'm going with the scared of the dark. If you are by someone else, you won't be afraid. I understand. If I'm watching a scary show at home, I want my husband sitting right next to me so I can grab his hand. But come on, why or why must you sit right in front, back or to either side of me. There's plenty of other seats.
In other words, spread your wings, become independent. You can do it, and I will be much happier.