Loneliness is about the gap between the amount of social connection you have, and the amount of it you need. Since persistent loneliness has a negative effect on both physical and mental health, finding ways to improve meaningful connection with others can go a long way to enrich your whole being. Both the MEETUP and BUMBLE are great places to start exploring how you can begin closing the gap.
We live in a switched-on world in which it’s almost unthinkable to be without social media for so much as a day. According to Statista, a company specialising in market and consumer data, around 30 million South Africans were on social networking sites in 2019. What’s more, this number is set to grow to close to 50 million by 2026!