We’ve all experienced it before – that feeling of being alone in the world. Maybe we felt it when we were younger, when we felt like nobody understood us. Loneliness isn’t just a sad feeling, but a state of being that no one should have to experience.
While it seems obvious that loneliness happens when we are alone, it’s also possible to feel alone when we are surrounded by people. Maybe we don’t have people around us who we can communicate with – or maybe we are looking for a different kind of connection.
Finding a romantic connection could be a great way to combat loneliness.
You are not alone
When you are feeling lonely, sometimes you may feel like there is no one out there for you. While it may feel like that when you are in the depths of loneliness, keep in mind that no matter what you feel, there is someone out there for you.
That “someone” out there could mean a possible significant other, or it may mean a professional who understands what you are going through. It might take time, but you will find someone.
Talk to an expert
There are experts in all kinds of fields who can help you deal with problems of loneliness. One important type of expert is a psychiatrist or therapist, who won’t give you a magical cure, but will help you find the tools you need in order to find happiness in yourself.
Another expert that might help you out could be a matchmaker. While they shouldn’t be consulted for curing you, they can help provide you the tools you need to meet someone. After getting to know you, they will use that knowledge to help find the match for you – and give you the opportunity to date.
Recognize what makes you happy
A matchmaker won’t tell you who to spend your life with, but they will give you people to choose from. After getting to know these people and going on dates, it will be up to you to decide if one of your matches is someone you want to be with.
You should know that when you are dating, loneliness will not be cured just because you’ve found someone. First, you will need to recognize what makes you happy. While everyone has preferences, yours might not be obvious to you until you start meeting people. Think about what makes you happy as you date – and you will find the match for you.
Quality over quantity
If you are lonely, you might think that the more friends you get, the less lonely you will feel. But just because you know a lot of people doesn’t mean you won’t be lonely. Keep this in mind as you search for that person in your life to fill that void!
You won’t escape loneliness by filling your life with a lot of people, but by filling your life with quality relationships. It’s possible for someone with hundreds of friends to feel more lonely than someone who only has one close relationship. So, when forming a romantic relationship, focus on building a quality romance, rather than adding them to a list of connections. You’ll be much happier that way.