Why Can't Lonely People Find Each Other
December 5, 2007 6:56pm CST
No one wants to be alone, yet there are so many people in the world that say they are looking for someone to be with. With so many people looking it's amazing so few are found. It's like an endless game of hide and seek. Maybe the solution is to look less and do more. Do more for yourself, do more for others in your life and maybe when you aren't looking maybe then you'll find someone.
• United States
6 Dec 07
I know this will sound crazy - but - lonely people are lonely because they are alone. Let me explain, and I'll use my daugher as an example. She has no friends her own age that she hangs around with, therefore she is lonely. But she is lonely because she does not hang around with her friends! To explain further, she suffers from depression, OCD, and social anxiety. She does have 2 friends, but she only talks to them by phone or online. She goes to a special school that is only 4 hours a day, and does not talk to anyone there. So, really, a lot of it is her mental illness that keeps her from reaching out. I suspect that is true of many lonely people. I think for many there is a social fear that keeps them from overcoming their loneliness.