Dear Daisy is our new agony aunt column, where Daisy Buchanan answers all of your big questions, from how to be more assertive to how to move on from sexual assault.
Daisy's first job in journalism in her twenties was on the problems page Too lonely for 26 Bliss Magazine.
This week she talks about loneliness in your 20s I'm really lonely and don't know what to do about it. I've recently moved to a fo city, am single and live alone.
I've been going to an evening class, looked into an online social meet up group, joined a gym and been Too lonely for 26 online dating for a few years now to no avail.
I've recently been watching all my friends getting engaged and married and hate the idea of spending the rest of my life alone.
In the past I didn't mind so much but Too lonely for 26 got to the Too lonely for 26 where I feel being single without any single friends is a real handicap. For example I have no one to go on holiday with, my bills are really high and saving for a house deposit will take me twice as long, never mind being dateless at all these weddings!
Should I suck loonely up as londly symptom of our generation or can you help me?! Being lonely is bloody bleak.Sexy Female Seeking Male
So right now, I think the trick is to find the joy in being on your own. As you point out in your letter, the isolation is the worst part.
But this means we can be choosy about how we spend our time, and who we spend it with. Our parents Too lonely for 26 grandparents married and socialised with their colleagues and neighbours, because when it came to working out which partner was right for you, geography trumped compatibility.
You live in a world where, romantically, anything can happen. Having company is no guarantee of happiness.
Some of the loneliest people in the world are isolated in their relationships, friendships and with their families. Solo Saturday mornings might fill you with dread - until you realise that you have an exciting urban space all to yourself, and no-one is going to Too lonely for 26 with you about which movie to see, or where to go for brunch.
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