Why Making New Friends Gets Harder in Your Late 20s
How friendships change and why the struggle to find and keep them might be worth it after all
I Asked Strangers What They Do When No Ones Watching
From talking to dogs and dolls to walking around butt naked, it turns out people have some weird home-alone hobbies.
Young People Are Lonelier Than Ever
30 percent say they don’t know how to make new friends and they’ve never felt more alone.
Guys Are Paying $10,000 to Become Real Men at Warrior Camps
Macho programs promise self-fulfillment through hardcore military-style training. But are they just a fix for an epidemic of male loneliness?
Hey Man: I Feel A Bit Shit and Alone, How Do I Ask For Help?
VICE's resident men's advice columnist Rhys Thomas weighs in on where to start when it's time to talk.
‘It’s Rough Out Here’: A VICE Guide to Making Friends
Fear of vulnerability can turn into loneliness, and loneliness can turn into depression.
I Play a Man in Love With a Mannequin in a Movie. Here's What I Learned About Loneliness.
“When you can’t possibly escape anything, all you can be left with is talking to walls and inanimate objects.”
A Wave of Dogs With Severe Behavior Problems Has Trainers Seriously Alarmed
Dog trainers are getting crushed with extreme cases, thanks to owners who saw pandemic pups as a loneliness fix but didn’t start with good training.
We Feel ‘Alonely’ When We Don’t Get Enough Time By Ourselves
There’s a name for that feeling when you crave time to yourself but don’t get it. It’s the mirror image of loneliness—“aloneliness.”
The 'Deeper Into Movies' Guide to Love and Loneliness in Cinema
Recommended viewing for Valentine's Day in the hellscape.
What Christmas Is Like When Both Your Parents Are Dead
“Most people count the days until Christmas; I count the days until it’s over. Nobody teaches you how to celebrate the holidays without your parents.”
How to Get Through This Tough Winter Without Leaning on Drugs and Alcohol
Not sure how to make it through the “most wonderful time of the year” without getting plastered? Experts say there are plenty of other options.