loneliness

relationships

What It Feels Like to Not Have a Best Friend

Two big 2018 studies found that young adults report being more lonely than older people. But what if you just don't have that one best mate?
Daisy Jones
6.7.19
loneliness

I Rented a Friend to See If I Could Cure My Loneliness

One in three of us now describe ourselves as "socially isolated". Can salvation be bought for £20 an hour?
Annie Lord
2.8.19
Culture

'High Maintenance' Creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld Told Us How to Stop Feeling Lonely

We got deep with the creators of the HBO stoner dramedy to see how they cope with loneliness. Hint: It's weed... sort of.
Beckett Mufson
1.29.19
Restaurants

I Ate Alone in Public to See If it Could Cure My Perpetual Loneliness

Nothing like listening to the joyful conversation of strangers as you stare lifelessly at a plate of spaghetti.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
11.23.18
Alone/Together

Pop Stars Are Dismantling the Stigma Around Going to Gigs Solo

How acts like Robyn – with her recent secret-gig social app – and Rina Sawayama are finding innovative ways to unite their fans IRL.
Jake Hall
10.31.18
News

All the News You Need to Read This Morning

Lonely over-50s to hit two million within seven years.
VICE Staff
9.25.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

The Loneliness – and Comfort – of Being Online

I’m into the internet as a gateway to systems of care – the kind of care that turns a sad finsta post into a spontaneous visit, a phone call, a gift; turns a silent question into 1,000 late-night answers, turns the monster within into a collective hum.
Aisha Mirza
7.12.18
loneliness

This Nightclub for the Elderly Is Fighting Loneliness with Tea Party Raves

“We’re the only club event in the world where someone was rushed to hospital because they’d forgotten to take their drugs."
Colin Drury
4.30.18
News

All the News You Have to Read This Morning

The fatbergs will poison us eventually.
VICE Staff
4.24.18
relationships

All the Reasons Being Single Is Very Bad For You

Find somebody fast.
VICE Staff
2.15.18
loneliness

What It's Like to Be Young and Extremely Lonely in a Big City

"Most people look forward to the weekend, but for me, it’s the other way around. I look forward to Monday so I can speak to people at work."
Ben Copeland
2.14.18
News

All the News You Need to Read This Morning

Read it all here so you don't have to open Twitter.
VICE Staff
1.17.18
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