So with Covid restrictions still in place and winter looming, how can you beat loneliness?
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. 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 mum.
The year-old got a flyer through her door from the charity Together Co, which has a talm service. She contacted them and was set up with Lil, It wasn't just Lil who benefitted from Megan's weekly visits. She says being a teen mum was very lonely as she didn't know anyone her age who was a parent.
He met his first gaming friends when he started playing Minecraft at 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. I know almost everything about all of them.
For Lydia it was made even more difficult because of the pandemic. The year-old got a new job in Spain in July and struggled to find friends. Someone she fo recommended the friendship app Bumble BFF.
Lydia matched with Anna, also 24, and from the UK. Let's go and do something together.