By Chris WalkerThe next winter is coming fast and furious, but it could be a great time to rekindle old relationships, whether it’s with friends, family or coworkers.
A new research paper published by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University at Buffalo offers clues to what we can expect during this cold, dark winter.
The research found that while a good friend could be your last and best friend, you’re unlikely to make the most of one if you’re alone.
It found that when people are alone, they’re much more likely to try to make friends with other people, which may result in more isolation.
They’re also more likely than with friends to avoid social situations where they could be alone.
This finding is consistent with previous research that suggests that when you’re not around friends and family, you may be less likely to connect with your social network, a finding that could have implications for health.
The paper is based on an experiment conducted by researchers from the University in Buffalo and the College of Human Ecology in New York.
The researchers, led by Michael Lutz, a professor of sociology and psychology, used a dating app called Tinder to ask 1,100 college students if they’d made friends or had made new ones since starting dating.
The results showed that only 16% of respondents had made friends in the last year.
That’s a significant difference.
“We found that a friend is more likely when there’s someone who’s there to be social,” Lutz told ABC News.
“If you’re having problems with people or relationships, you should be looking to your social circle.”
If you’d like to hear more about the research, head over to the University Archives.