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It used to be that making new pals was as easy as recess in the schoolyard. Adulthood, however, poses its own obstacles to finding your ride or die —the least of which are crammed schedules, parental duties, and not wanting to leave your comfort zone, especially if you're an introvert. But these platonic relationships can be so vital. Just as dating apps have helped to solve the dilemma of finding love in the digital ageapps to make friends are working to fill another void.

A number of these experts wrote a propos both sides of the story, attractive the time to point out a few of the ways in which digital life is a blessing and a curse. A selection of these mixed-response anecdotes follows. James M. There was a single shared set of values and beliefs that everyone was accepted to conform to. As someone who did not fit into that adjust of shared expectations and only grew further apart from them as I aged this created a substantial awareness of isolation and even oppression. The advent of internet technologies — after that particularly the ability to communicate at once, inexpensively, across the planet — has given me access to like-minded individuals who have eased that sense of isolation. This makes it sound at the same time as though my answer should have been that these technologies have created, after that will continue to create, a ample improvement for my well-being.