Spending time alone is the new socialising

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Catching up with friends is overrated, a new study has found, as more and more people are happy with their own company. Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 3.43.12 PM While many of us text our closest buddies when we want to eat out in a restaurant or go on holiday, a new poll by Intrepid Travel found that we’re actually more than happy to hang out by ourselves. Of the 2,000 adults surveyed, it was also discovered that half of us would be happy to buy a house just for ourselves and two thirds say it’s more acceptable to travel alone, compared to a decade ago. On top of that 40 per cent would holiday by themselves, a third would be happy to dine alone in a restaurant and 40 per cent said they had no problem with a solo visit to the bar. However lone wolves may want to rethink their solitary living habits should they ever require a hospital visit. In a separate study researchers found that patients with a strong social network recovered faster than those without, and spent less time in an in-patient facility.   © Cover Media

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