Yet loneliness is difficult for people to admit, especially younger generations who are not stereotypically associated with it.
There are many ways a person can end up lonely - moving away from home, changing jobs, relationship break downs, full-time childcare, loss of purpose, not being needed anymore and, of course, bereavement.
Let’s discuss the top three reasons online dating does not cure – or even reduce – loneliness. While relationships that start online certainly can become deep and satisfying (many people find their life-mates online), gaining this kind of depth takes time. Technology is just about the best (read: most efficient) way to meet new people these days.
You won’t achieve the kind of relationship that reduces loneliness in an hour or two of online dating. Gone are the days of striking up a conversation with a stranger at the bank, and for most people, that’s just fine.
A monthly subscription fee will be announced, with Blue testing different prices to see what works for people. Source: Sophie Tanner Having always been sceptical of online dating, I was hardly surprised to read recent research reveal that Tinder lowers your self-esteem, with users feeling 'depersonalised and disposable'. Compulsively swiping through photos of prospective lovers can give you a buzz if you get some good late-night chat but can equally make your skin prickle with despair when you're rejected.Unfortunately dating apps offer a quick fix of false intimacy, which can become addictive to people who are feeling lonely. In fact, single people aren’t simply dissatisfied with their relationship status, they’re feeling downright lonely. I think it’s safe to say that people on dating sites aren’t exactly satisfied with their solo lifestyle.
The resurgence comes after numerous horror stories of fraudsters preying upon victims through online dating to gull them into handing over large sums of money.