How the Internet Makes Us Lonelier

How the Internet Makes Us Lonelier
How the Internet Makes Us Lonelier

The ubiquity of the internet has made it easier to connect to friends and family too. This access to the internet also means there are larger pools of people to engage with. This larger pool has meant less need to be socially active in pubs and such. However, this is where the ironies begin. Social media networks and the internet in general were meant to bring people closer together.

This the internet has achieved. On that same note, some have even found marriage partners while others found homes away from home, a case in point for the LGBTQ community. Upon registering on social media pages and dating apps, we expected to be livelier, more social, and happier. However, the internet has managed to make us much lonelier.

Why the World Wide Web made us Lonelier

We registered on dating apps seeking love and some found it. Dating websites provide meeting points and easy communication tools. These tools enable us to communicate remotely with loved ones and strangers. This sounds juicy and users on will agree that making friends gets easier. On that note, dating apps helped us find love, but the internet created more loneliness than ever.

Peruse the reasons below as to why the internet is not helping people feel less lonely.

1. Virtual this and that

When the internet became readily available, everything from online shopping, work-from-home, and online dating became normal. Nowadays, few people find reasons to leave the house, except to attend mass. Incidentally, churches carry out services online too. With that being the case, people have become particularly anti-social, whether inadvertently or by choice.

2. Fakeness

This refers to being superficial and pretty much not knowing what we need. It also leads to laziness as folks simply swipe to show distaste or liking for someone. This leads many to believe there are plenty more men where the last one came from. While that may be true, simply swiping men away won’t make you happier. This fake life and belief that you can easily find the perfect one without too much effort leads to loneliness. Many have swiped to dismiss dating ads and are still swiping today.

3. Insecurities

The internet provides ideas and beliefs that one thing or person is better than another. The importance of appearances and even money is overstated. When one individual or a couple feels they are mediocre in the eyes of others, they become insecure. This leads to lower self-esteem and in many cases loneliness. Single women and men feel they are inadequate while others become recluses, staying indoors. This is the opposite of what the internet was intended for.

4. Too much of everything…

When you register on a social media page and have an account, you immediately begin adding friends. Many of these so-called friends are strangers and you may never meet. The list of added friends could reach thousands. However, too much of everything is counterproductive. Some account holders online have few real friends. The list of online friends connects you for chats, memes, and videos yet no physical meetings. It is a falsehood of being liked and companionship. Eventually, one realizes they are alone and lonelier than ever.

Bottom Line

Navigate your way to the settings icon on your social media page and handle today. If it is possible, find the discontinue account icon, to suspend or close your account. If you are unsure, try suspending and observing your social life thereafter. It may surprise you that the physical world still exists and loneliness should never be an option. You will thank us later.

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John Smith
An engineer by degree and blogger by choice. Interested in writing the latest updates happening around the world. Loves to binge watch tv-series and movies.


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