Being single can feel lonely at times, and loneliness isnt always easy to manage. As you well know, life is not a race, and there is always time (even if it feels like there isnt). Of course its more important to get it right then to keep up with your friends.
Is it lonely to be single?
Far from the stereotype of the lonely single, lifelong singles are less lonely than other older people, according to psychologist Bella DePaulo, the author of “Singled Out.” Nor are singles alone. Many singles have close friendships which are just as valuable as romantic partnerships.
How can I be single and not lonely?
5 Practical Steps You Can Take To Fight Off Loneliness When Youre SingleForce yourself to have at least one fulfilling social interaction every day. Engage in meaningful experiences, rather than just having fun. Sign up for a new sport, class, or activity that involves other people. Start changing the way you think. •29 May 2018
Can people tell if youre lonely?
If you know someone who seems to spend a lot of time alone, it could be a sign that they are lonely. For example, if one of your colleagues always eats lunch alone or doesnt join in with office banter, it could be because they are nervous about diving in and need someone else to initiate.