Dating and when he doesnt call
Online friendships can supplement real life relationships.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.
Even if all of those readers return, and all of them listen to me, and all of them happen to be split between the two least populous states in the country, it wouldn’t be enough to change the outcome on Tuesday.Your vote for Clinton will not matter, and your vote for Trump probably won’t either.These are the states where one candidate has an over 90% chance of winning on Tuesday, according to Five Thirty Eight’s Polls-plus forecast system . In Nebraska and Maine, the only two states that don’t adhere to a winner-take-all system, your vote could matter, depending what district you live in.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.No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you’ve likely wished for some loophole to allow your party of choice to make a last minute switch (Biden/Ryan, anyone? Alas, you’re left hopelessly heading to fend off whichever candidate you see as more likely to plunge America into irreparable turmoil.
In case your newly-justified euphoria, likely brought on by intensive Facebook campaigning, has led you to forget that past wishful thinking, lets take a brief stroll through recent history.
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.
Ask anyone who’s been in an unhappy, non-communicative marriage.
Eric Klinenberg, the author of “Going Solo,” a book about living alone, looks at the emergence of the one-person household as an increasingly preferred living choice.
But what about the 11 million seniors who are leading single lives?