WGPlus (Archive)

That’s the point; one needs to make the effort to talk to other people – even strangers at the bus stop

Most lonely people will not talk to friends & family.  The social networking site Gransnet surveyed over-50s who described themselves as lonely.  The vast majority of those who had not discussed their loneliness said close friends & family would be surprised or even astonished to hear that they feel this way.

Revealing how loneliness doesn’t only affect those who are alone, 93% of survey respondents admitted it’s possible to feel lonely even when you have a partner or family.  Granset provides an opportunity to discuss anonymously, with 82% of users agreeing that talking about feelings of loneliness is much easier online when they are unidentified.
Researched Links:

Age UK:  Over half of lonely older people have never talked about it

Many people can ‘relate’ to this issue

One can be lonely at any age!

People need people

The State of the State