I think anyone who is sensitive can go out to eat successfully because there are restaurants who can produce a truly gluten-free meal. I have found that it's basically the more upscale restaurants that you have success with. They have more education and knowledge. It's also prudent to complain so they know all the ins and outs of preparing gluten-free food. This is how celiacs can make their lives more mainstream and be able to go out to eat occasionally.
I don't go out often but have had pretty good success with it. I am very sensitive and have to be extremely careful but have found it can work. You just cannot go out too often....limit the risk. The other issue is that some areas just do not offer much in the way of gluten-free eating. It is not fair but it's reality. To say you are too sensitive to eat out usually means multiple intolerances, which makes dining out extremely difficult or you just choose not to eat out, maybe from lack of resources.
I have to respectfully disagree with "anyone who is sensitive can go out to eat..." I have eaten at the restaurants that tout gluten free menus that many celiacs of whatever sensitivities recommend and each time I've been glutened. Before anyone says it's another food intolerance, sorry, nope, I know all my food intolerances and everything but gluten is easy to avoid. I don't like having the "flu" for 3 days and fatigue for a week by trying out these places. I expected to be perfectly fine, so it wasn't a matter of me convincing myself I'd be sick either, for any that would suggest that.
I do find this: "To say you are too sensitive to eat out usually means multiple intolerances, which makes dining out extremely difficult or you just choose not to eat out, maybe from lack of resources." to be a broad negative generalization of people whose experiences don't agree with your own.
I agree with GFM that people who have more visible sensitive reactions are harrassed in this forum, which is why I rarely post though I've been reading for a long time.
This is what I find is the hardest to deal with as a super sensitive--the fact that other celiacs of whatever sensitivities invalidate my experiences just like so many doctors and "regular" people invalidate celiac with "it's just in your head." It's about like what the Puritans who came to America to escape religious persecution did to the Native Americans because they didn't hold the same beliefs.
The best thing I find about having become super sensitive is that I get reactions so that I can work to eliminate the culprits and continue to improve my health after having been misdiagnosed for over 20 years and losing all that time.