A dating website for people in loneliness
Having said that, to suggest that online dating is the 'solution' to a lonely heart implies that online dating is a fail-safe, fast-track route to finding ‘The One’.Likewise, the term 'lonely hearts' makes logging on to find love sound as though it’s the equivalent of signing up to an AA meeting for singles - 'Alone and Anonymous'.If you already have a hobby like walking, or reading, you could find a group where you can make your solo activity into a group activity.It’s been ten years since James Leftwich first created No Longer Lonely, a dating website exclusively for people with mental illnesses. No Longer Lonely has chat rooms, forums, and places for people to post their art. I did model it after the major dating sites, but I added certain categories too, like housing options for Section 8 or ‘I live with my parents’ or ‘I live in a halfway house.’ I thought it was important to have a category for ‘Do you own your own transportation? I’ve had very few people that come on there as a joke or prey on the users, at least that I know of. Do you mind saying what you’ve been diagnosed with? After I was hospitalized, I went to a halfway kind of house. It’s kind of like in prison, where the child molesters are this and the rapists are that and the murderers are that. I don’t want to hang out with him.” That was the main thing of the site, to defeat the stigmas. Connect with people that are experiencing the same thing as you.’ I think that’s equally as important as all those other things.With technology weaved into the fabric of our day to day lives, online dating is no longer an exclusive realm for oddballs and is now viewed as a legitimate, if not natural, a place as any to look for love.
According to a survey done by Match.com, 46.4% of people—half of them women—admitted that they feel lonely when it comes to dating and just the whole search for love. Are you a single woman who—regardless of how many dates you go on—feels like the lonely void in your life will never be filled? The single men of the world are literally at your fingertips. Which is totally fine…IF you’re content being on your own through life. Gone are the days of being limited to just your neighborhood or small town. And yet there are still a lot of single women out there.The image of a lonely farmer, who is isolated from the outside world on a remote farm may be what you think of when you think of loneliness in the countryside, but loneliness is wider spread than that. Remember that friend who you kept meaning to get in touch with, but you kept putting it off and it became months and then years without seeing each other?In fact, according to an Office of National Statistics report, British people are among the loneliest in Europe, with fewer strong connections than our European neighbours. Well, that friend probably still thinks about you and occasionally thinks that they should make the first move, but worries that it's been too long.