So with Covid restrictions still in place and winter looming, how can you beat loneliness? The office for national statistics ONS spoke to more than 4, people in Britain and a quarter said they are always, often or sometimes lonely.
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to young people about how they have tackled it - from finding friends online, bonding alons Minecraft or simply calling mum. The year-old got a flyer through her door from the charity Together Co, which has a befriending service.
She contacted them and was set up with Lil, It wasn't just Lil who benefitted from Megan's weekly visits. She says being a teen mum was very lonely as she didn't know anyone her age who was a parent. He laone his first gaming friends when he started playing Minecraft at Since then, he's developed a friendship group through gaming and has friends in Texas, Watn and the UK - and they've met up several times in the flesh too.
I know almost everything about all of them. For Lydia it was made even more difficult because of the pandemic. The year-old got a new job in Spain in July and struggled to find frriends.
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Someone she knew recommended the friendship app Bumble BFF. Lydia matched with Anna, also 24, and from the UK.
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