Loneliness not only makes us unhappy, but it is bad for us. It can lead to a lack of confidence and mental health problems like depression, stress and anxiety.
Studies have consistently shown that one in 10 of us is lonely, but a report by Britain's Mental Health Foundation suggests loneliness among young people is increasing.
At the same time, social changes such as the rise of the solo dweller and the surge in social networks, combined with an ageing population, are changing the way people interact with each other.
So is modern life making us lonely? This is the question we are going to answer in this episode of Press Plus.