I need to know more people
Our social needs are complex – many people who live alone do not feel lonely, and many who live with others report feeling lonely. People who are well connected within a social network may also report conflict and stress. Loneliness is more related to the quality, rather than quantity, of our social relations. More recently, the term ‘Loneliness Paradox’ has been used to describe how in modern life, we are more connected than ever, and yet continue to feel disconnected from others. This is an example of how the number of people you know may not adequately meet your social needs.