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Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge.
As we age, the easy social connections that we enjoyed as schoolmates, parents and colleagues change.
The good news is that having a rich social life after 60 is absolutely possible – but, only if we take matters into our own hands!
To learn more about this conundrum, and how to resolve it, I recently spoke with John Cacioppo, a psychologist at the University of Chicago who wrote a book on loneliness and has researched the phenomenon extensively. I’ve seen some out of London that suggest 50 percent of Londoners feel lonely, but that’s not a longitudinal sample, so take that with a grain of salt.
The longest subsample is the Health and Retirement Study in the United States.
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For as long as I can remember, I've watched my friends pair off. As an introvert, I not only like my alone time, I need it. I said it: "I'm lonely." And try as my paired up friends might, they don’t seem to fully understand what it's like to watch everyone around you fall in love. Giphy Between boyfriends and girlfriends and spouses and kids and church, there's always someone before you on the priority list.