The “Male Loneliness Epidemic” Does Not Exist

The media panic around “male loneliness” is driven by cherry-picked statistics and sexism. Now, that’s sad.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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A man, standing in a dark room, staring out the window, alone. He’s probably fine.
What every man ages 18–29 does when he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash

My partner is my best friend. This is because I am terrible at making friends, and I admit it. I tend to have two intimacy settings — either “you are my best friend and I will literally love you for the rest…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.