“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.
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.
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. Because of health issues i am home bound most of the time. Quite by accident i started a free clothing closet for those in need or the homeless. The void i felt from my son’s recent death and my grand kids growing up, my daughter moved away, out of state taking all her family with her.They’ve lived an exciting life and they probably experienced a love like many people in their 20s and 30s dear about.They may have been married and started a family of their own, so when they are dealt a devastating blow that leaves them single again, whether it is the death of their spouse or a divorce, they may feel like they will never find love again. More and more senior singles are realizing that they’ve got a lot of life left to live and love to give, so they decide to go out and try the senior dating scene.I truly believe in my case that is the cause of my deep sense of isolation.
I realized that the last days hold no meaning for me because the average life span in America is 78.8 years, i am 76.
I always felt this urgency about us living in the last days. The conclusion of our conversation was that perhaps what i was feeling was my mortality.
The emptiness was the sense of feeling detached from this world.
In a society where marriage has been held up as the ideal, they misunderstand how those who’ve never married, or who are widowed or divorced, experience living alone.
Loneliness is not tied to relationship status, and it’s a fallacy to assume that marriage or cohabitation is the solution.
As a member of a free dating website, you will be able to meet local senior singles without worrying about having to spend a lot of money and wasting your time when trying to meet singles the traditional way.