Interesting result reached by scientists from the University of Queensland (Australia). The less man has friends, the less lonely he feels. The data set when the monitor 400 thousands of volunteers from among the students.
Young people did not feel so isolated when had a small number of friends and acquaintances.
"Today, people are becoming less dependent on their families, their interest in social support decreases, and they become more self-sufficient," he said about the study, Dr. David Clarke.
Modern realities increase the significance of online communication and social networking that creates the appearance of an active life. In fact, the most lonely and closed people are the owners of thousands of "friends" in Facebook and hundreds of friends in real life. Many friends, and could not speak with anyone.