Single and lonely – it is true for so
many people. There were 103 million single Americans over the age of
18 in 2012, according to the U.S. Census facts. 53.6% of those were
women and 46.4% were men.The statistics worldwide are far more difficult to identify.
The information gets more complex when you
want to know the figures separated by age and location. Thankfully
the simplified answer is available as a map at
jonathansoma.com/singles/ even though the map uses updated figures
The information on this page is viewed
very differently depending on whether you are a lonely single female or a
lonely single male. However, the activities presented here can be equally
useful to either gender.
Facts and figures are not much help to a person who is single and lonely. Is it natural for singles to feel
lonely? Soon after achieving adulthood the next natural thing in the
normal course of events is to find a mate. If you don't find a mate
you feel lonely.
The question is what to do to go from being lonely
to not lonely, whether you are seeking friendship, companionship or
Check your mind and body to see if
there is something that keeps you single. Is it your thought process
that is keeping you single or is it your physical self?
You would be
surprised to find out how much improvement you can achieve in both.
All it takes is consistent effort until you achieve your goal. Get
yourself in 'show' condition.
If your living quarters are not up to
par, do get them in neat and clean condition and learn to maintain
your abode that way on a continual basis. Many lonely singles have
unknowingly turned away potential mates because of messy
A Five prong approach
Study something at an institution,
whether it is at a community college, an extension of a major
university, home improvement classes at a hardware store, dance classes, classes at
a local hobby store or any other classes you feel like attending.
Attending classes is one of the easiest ways to make yourself socially available. You are quite likely to encounter single and lonely people at such classes. However, it is not easy to identify them.
Please get off the computer! Ensure you
spend eighty percent of your free time offline. Being online is so
easy and it helps you use up the empty hours but its effect is
insidious and negative.
There are good reasons to spend time on the
computer and internet but you have twenty percent of your free
time for that.
Give parties. Now that your living
quarters are in great condition all you need is a minor reason to
throw a party. A party to watch an eagerly anticipated game, for New
Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, St. Patricks Day, or a party related to your
There is no shortage of excuses to throw a party. Give enough
parties and you will receive invitations to attend some! Perhaps you
have heard of romances that started at a party.
Modern technology offers you the option
of trying internet dating. Go to the Internet Dating page to find out
about four easy steps to trying internet dating. Internet dating is
being used by many singles and it has become an accepted method to
find one's mate.
Get therapy. If you were not able to
get your mind in great shape and you find that all your efforts to
overcome your loneliness are failing, go in for some therapy. It has
become far more acceptable to do so. If there are some internal
reasons preventing you from making friends or forming relationships,
therapy would be a step in the right direction.
In conclusion, ...
...get your mind and body
in shape and take the steps to take you from loneliness to
friendship, companionship or intimacy.
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