Cheer Up the Lonely Day: Fighting Loneliness in Dubai

We can all feel alone from time to time – especially if you’ve just moved to a new country. It’s hard to know where to start with making friends, and keeping in touch with old ones can get tricky too. If you’re keen for some connection, we’ve got some ideas that might help… 

Try something new 

Meeting fresh faces in a new environment might be just what you need to kick loneliness to the curb. On ASKWHO, you can find events and activities near you, and meet others who are up for giving it a go too. Keep it as chilled or extreme as you like. Whatever you want to try out, somebody will be happy to join you.

Pencil it in 

A simple chat with friends can go a long way to alleviate feelings of loneliness. Although we’d all love to just have catch-ups as and when, busy lives mean that’s not always possible. Scheduling one in may feel formal, but it gives you something to look forward to. A set time also means it’s less likely to fall by the wayside.

Start the conversation

Even online, it can be scary to put yourself out there. ASKWHO makes it easier to connect with new people with similar interests to you. Whether you’re searching for fellow art fanatics, techies, or keen sports people, get chatting in groups that match your interests. Why not check out our meet-up group? You’ll find all the information you need to know about upcoming ASKWHO events where you can meet the amazing community. 

Friends don’t have to be human

Some of us are introverts, and the idea of meeting new people doesn’t appeal so much. That’s fine too, but it doesn’t mean you have to settle for feeling alone. If you’re able to, adopting a pet means you get constant companionship from a 4-legged friend. They’ll bring a new source of energy to your life, plus plenty of love and cuddles (depending on the animal, of course). 

Pay it back 

Cheer up the Lonely Day on July 11th is all about uplifting those who are struggling. Even if that’s not the case for you, you can still get involved by helping others. Find a volunteer group to lend a hand to, and help support your local community. Plus this is a great way to meet new people. Reach out in the ASKWHO lifestyle group for some recommendations to get you started. 

Share your ideas

The ASKWHO community would love to know if you’ve got any other tips for tackling loneliness. Head to the app and share your thoughts with us. 

Your lonely days are gone. Connect with other locals looking to meet new people in our relaxed, friendly meet-up groups. Download ASKWHO today and get started – maybe we’ll see you at the next one.

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