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Loneliness reduces life expectancy like smoking 15 cigarettes a day!

MedExpress Team

Published Feb. 13, 2024 17:49

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Loneliness is a silent epidemic of our time. Studies indicate that chronic feelings of loneliness can lead to a number of negative health consequences. For example, a review of studies published by "Holt-Lunstad et al." found that a lack of social relationships increases the risk of premature death to a similar degree as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and even more than obesity and physical inactivity. - The study underscores how important it is for physical and mental health to maintain strong social ties. - says Dr. Mateusz Grajek, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at the SUM's Department of Public Health

With the development of technology, dating sites have become a popular tool in the search for a partner. A study conducted by "Rosenfeld et al." found that meeting a partner online is now the most popular way to establish a romantic relationship in the United States. While dating sites offer easy access to potential partners and can make it easier to find someone with similar interests, there are also potential negatives. - Studies point to the risks of misinformation, over-selectivity and objectification, which can lead to frustration and discouragement in the process of finding a partner. - cites Dr. Grajek

The digitization of society is opening up new opportunities for finding a partner, but it is also creating challenges. In the context of dating sites, despite their growing popularity and acceptance, there is a need to be aware of potential psychological pitfalls, such as the "endless scrolling" effect, which can lead to feelings of discouragement and cynicism about the process of finding a partner. - Therefore, it is crucial to find a balance between using technology and maintaining healthy personal interactions, which are the foundation of deep interper...

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