Posted by Aston Avery

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They say there’s someone for everyone, but lockdown made it even harder for people who are single to meet someone special, with feelings of loneliness and isolation increasing with family and friends unable to meet.

New research has found 82% admit to having feelings of loneliness and social isolation with 82% of us spending prolonged periods of time alone; with 13% having a lack of contact with friends and family every single day according to the findings from Nationwide Building Society.

Worryingly, 15% of men say they’ve gone up to a week feeling some form of loneliness, compared to 11% of females. Overall, reasons outlined for feeling lonely and socially isolated include depression (34%), a lack of confidence (32%) and difficulty in making friends.

Aston spoke to Ed Fisher, head of fraud policy at Nationwide Building Society.

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