You get better at asking better questions, and answering with more interesting nww. The year-old got a new job in Spain in July and struggled to find friends.
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to young people about how they have tackled it - from finding friends online, bonding over Minecraft or simply calling frifnd. Research shows the opposite, however, that people nearly always are willing to engage in a conversation when prompted by someone else. I know almost everything about all of them. Our fear assumptions fail to take into the social norms of politeness, Schroeder says.
It wasn't just Lil who benefitted from Megan's weekly visits. He met his first gaming friends when he started playing Minecraft at Lydia matched with Anna, also 24, and from the UK.
Since then, he's developed a friendship group through gaming and has friends in Texas, Sweden and the UK - and they've met up several times in the flesh too. So with Covid restrictions still in place and winter looming, how can you beat loneliness? Focusing the attention on the other person in those moments can help us get past those awkward spots, she says.
She researches how people navigate their social worldsincluding how language chaf mental capacity influences interactions. Someone she knew recommended the friendship app Bumble BFF. For Lydia it was made even more difficult because of the pandemic.
Give someone a compliment It shifts the focus to the other person and should make them feel good, Sandstrom explains. The year-old got a flyer through her door from the charity Together Co, which has a befriending service.
Be curious Ask questions. She contacted them and was set up jew Lil, She says being a teen mum was very lonely as she didn't know anyone her age who was a parent.
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. Research actually suggests that people who ask more questions are better liked by their conversation partners than people who ask fewer questions.
A question can either kick off a conversation or keep it going, Sandstrom says. Let's go and do something together.