When Social Media Isn’t Social

Is loneliness hazardous to your health? by Amanda Cuda via Connecticut Post

Ronnie Ann Ryan recalls a time when people who wanted to meet others and start new relationships had to actually leave their house to do that. Now, all they have to do is hop on a social media site or an online dating service, said Ryan, a Milford-based dating coach for women over 50. That’s certainly convenient, she said, but it limits the amount of face-to-face interaction that singles get — not just with potential partners, but with other people in general.

“The bad part of Internet dating is that you don’t get the social interaction,” Ryan said. “We were meant to live in a community, but now we’re more and more isolated. People just don’t get out the way they used to.”

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