Sixty-two percent of those who reported being lonely were married.
(Click here to read more about the study.) We long for meaningful relationships and social connections.
That may be why increasing numbers of older people are turning to online dating sites, which offer a way to connect with others and make new friends, even if they don’t deliver a life partner.
There are other ways to connect and grow our social circles, too.
We need social interactions and people in our lives who care about us, but living alone doesn’t always lead to loneliness, just as living with others is no guarantee of happiness.“People who live alone do get lonely,” Klinenberg says, “but so do people in marriages.” Younger people have made living alone a choice; in the under-65 demographic, 15 million live alone and many are actively choosing single lives, at the same time proving that the old equation between living alone and being unhappy no longer holds true.Younger singles are just as happy and healthy as younger people in committed relationships.The probe was then intended to be de-orbited and burn up in Jupiter's outer atmosphere, Juno was launched atop the Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.The Atlas V (AV-029) used a Russian-built RD-180 main engine, powered by kerosene and liquid oxygen.