What would you do when you are bored and lonely?

  • gr8pecs

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    Oct 17, 2008 7:51 AM GMT
    Looking for suggestions...

    I tried chatting here, with friends in MSN, some video websites... But nothing helped...icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 9:01 AM GMT
    I find reading a book on a topic that really interests me helps. My mind is soon lost in the book and I forget that I was lonely.
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    Oct 17, 2008 9:37 AM GMT
    Same here....Nothing like a book to take your mind in a new direction. Also, being lonely icon_cry.gif is a definite feeling but also an attitude of the mind. Its easy to shake it off if you choose different thoughts. Hey, we dont have to think every thought that comes into our minds icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 1:12 PM GMT
    Seriously, I get out some gay porn and JO. It's an activity ideal for solitude, that goes hand-in-hand with the situation (no pun). Afterwards I feel better, and will often go out and do something more sociable.

    And BTW, while online social contact is better than nothing, and something I greatly enjoy myself, you mentioned nothing about outside activities. Is your problem that you don't have virtual friends, or that you have few real friends in person?
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    Oct 17, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    Watch a good movie, obviously you can rent, buy, buy on demand...
    Or read a good book.

    If it's early evening - and you are confident enough - go have a drink at an out door spot, or coffee (take the book), you never know a you may strike up a conversation with a stranger.

    Best thing if not watching a movie, is get out of the house/apt.
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    I'm never bored or lonely....seriously. If you are - then get up, get out of the house and go meet friends. Low on friends? Join groups, be friendly, make friends - be a friend to others. After a breakup in my twenties, a bright friend told me, "You're never going to meet anyone sitting at home on your living room couch." So that is the key - get out and do things that are fun for you - and undoubtedly you will meet other guys doing those same things!

    Sometimes it is nice to be "alone" at home - catching up with reading, calls, other things you want to do - but that is different from being "lonely." Get out there - if you're like me, you'll be so busy with friends you'll find it hard to find time to do things with all of them! Good luck!
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    Oct 17, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    I am very rarely lonely but mental boredom is a constant challenge for me. My brain has always been a sponge for information and knowledge, and requires constant feeding. That is why I am always reading up on current events, trying to learn new things etc..

    In the past few weeks I have been reading "The Economist" magazine's articles on the credit crunch and have learned a lot about the root causes of the crisis, the world's financial system, economics and the potential consequences of proposed actions. I am also reading Salman Rushdie's novel "The Moors Last Sigh." A book that is both sad and funny at the same time.
  • gr8pecs

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    Oct 17, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    I've been doing the same thing and our midterm next week will be about the current financial crisis. I am so busy and stressed and that's why I am bored of reading and lonely...

    Let me know if you need any other resource related to financial crisis... I've got all sorts of things including an 80-page IMF comparison with previous crises...
    SurrealLife saidI am very rarely lonely but mental boredom is a constant challenge for me. My brain has always been a sponge for information and knowledge, and requires constant feeding. That is why I am always reading up on current events, trying to learn new things etc..

    In the past few weeks I have been reading "The Economist" magazine's articles on the credit crunch and have learned a lot about the root causes of the crisis, the world's financial system, economics and the potential consequences of proposed actions. I am also reading Salman Rushdie's novel "The Moors Last Sigh." A book that is both sad and funny at the same time.
  • gr8pecs

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    Oct 17, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    I have a lot of friends in real life but I am just too busy...

    Virtual friends? No not a lot... Or maybe a lot but not in touch...
    Red_Vespa saidSeriously, I get out some gay porn and JO. It's an activity ideal for solitude, that goes hand-in-hand with the situation (no pun). Afterwards I feel better, and will often go out and do something more sociable.

    And BTW, while online social contact is better than nothing, and something I greatly enjoy myself, you mentioned nothing about outside activities. Is your problem that you don't have virtual friends, or that you have few real friends in person?
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Oct 17, 2008 7:39 PM GMT
    I understand as well but my way of dealing is to take part in outside activities... in my case playing volleyball.


    Several guys have suggested taking a book to a coffee shop and reading ... good idea... many guys meet other interesting people that way.

    -- Ron
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    Oct 28, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    chat is free on MANHUNT so try it out =)