Dating pictures of lonley people
I wish “58 visits per week” felt like a lot, but, being very honest, for large swathes of the British population, myself included, 58 scans through Twitter is merely “me, this morning, discussing the Channel 5 show A play around with Twitter combined with some Instagram snooping and my Whats App groups make for a rip-roaring day filled with thrills, intrigue and gossip, without actually moving anywhere further than the toilet and fridge.
And that’s only one manoeuvre less than being an Exceptional Risk Category A prisoner.
We all know that Pinterest users don't really crave actual breathing social contact – they prefer to sit alone, waiting for death, in a room that smells of guinea pig bedding, pinning endless photos of Audrey Hepburn to a virtual scrapbook Recent research from the University of the Bloody Obvious, or in this case the University of Pittsburgh, has warned that social media is making us feel lonely. Who knew that perusing 10, 20 or even 30 riotous Facebook pictures of a colleague’s Saturday night house party – to which you definitely weren’t invited – causes Sunday-long existential angst?
Or that Instagram updates of neatly cropped, flatteringly filtered friendship squads leave most onlookers feeling relatively chumless?
Jacqueline Olds, literally wrote the book on this topic, The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century. When people with children become overscheduled, they don’t shortchange their children, they shortchange their friendships.
“And the public health dangers of that are incredibly clear,” he says.
I’ll suspend disbelief for a moment that anyone on Linked In is ever allowed to be lonely.
Unfortunately dating apps offer a quick fix of false intimacy, which can become addictive to people who are feeling lonely.Who spotted that Twitter connects people, until a minuscule difference of opinion occurs, about Brexit or the NHS (always, always the bloody NHS) when they’re pruned from one’s ether? In fact, the modern phenomenon of “digital detoxes” and “going off-grid” is largely a reaction to how sodding miserable it makes us to have everyone’s synthetically staged happiness thrust in our faces.Nevertheless, researchers at Pittsburgh studied 1,787 adults aged 19 to 32 over the use of 11 social media sites: Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, Vine and Linked In.View photos of other users, and like them or swipe “Next” to browse even more appealing images!Get involved in the exciting gaming experience of our online dating service!