This Accidental Entrepreneur Is Tackling the Problem of Loneliness
by Stephen J. Bronner
New technologies, especially social networks and dating apps, have contributed to an epidemic of loneliness that has swept across America in recent decades.
In the 1970s and '80s, some 11 to 20 percent of Americans reported feeling lonely, said John Cacioppo, director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience and co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, in an interview with Fortune. That proportion has increased to a staggering 40 to 45 percent this decade...
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