Epidemic of loneliness? In this place they buy friends and even hugs
According to the authorities, people in the United States feel increasingly alone and go through various episodes of anxiety
BY: HEDGEHOGS | SOURCE: TV NEWS | FROM: CDMX, MEXICO | AUGUST 27, 2019 9:59 AM CST
In the United States, authorities declared an epidemic of loneliness among its inhabitants; a condition that affects more than 20,000 people.
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More than half of American adults said that nobody really knows them and 46% of people said that in more than one moment of their life they have felt deeply alone, which is why this country could face a serious social crisis.
In it, hundreds of people began to try new ways to encourage physical and emotional interaction to improve their interpersonal skills, but unwittingly they have fallen into a new business model that profits from this sensation.
Through platforms such as The People Walker, or with integration dynamics such as going out to the streets to listen to strangers, hug parties or pre-agreed meetings between people that are not known, US residents seek to combat loneliness.
Before starting the party, they meet in a circle to introduce themselves and share why they have attended. This conversation explains that there cannot be a type of sexual contact. ”
He mentioned one of the attendees.
Rent a Friend, CareMore Health and Sidewalk Talk are some examples of free and paid platforms, in which adults between 30 and 70 years old participate to interact with new people and avoid isolation and / or depression.
However, according to the authorities, people in the United States feel increasingly alone and go through various episodes of anxiety and crisis, aspects that could be counterproductive to their health.
Those who see in the "loneliness market" the perfect opportunity to strengthen projects that promote human contact should not neglect that this phenomenon needs to be taken by experts.
In the United States there is no culture of touch, which is a type of communication beyond words. At hug parties you can ask to be touched and learn how you like them to do it. ”
He held a hug party participant.