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Chicagoans, suburbanites and even out-of-towners will flock to the downtown Catholic parish June 28 and 29 for live music, cheap beer — and the possibility of meeting a mate.Former suburbanite Jenny Sponholtz was at her fifth Block Party in 2010 when she locked eyes with Travis Drury across the Barenaked Ladies crowd.Preparation for each fest starts a year in advance, managed by two full-time special events staffers, a volunteer committee and a standing partnership with Jam Productions to book musical acts like Gretchen Wilson, Phil Vassar and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, this year's headliners.Admission covers four drink tickets and beer will be flowing, but Hurley says the thousands of attendees each year are always well-behaved in the Catholic church's backyard.We'll find you someone tonight." The two soon began dating, and eventually Sponholtz moved downstate to be with Drury.But each year, they made the trek up to Chicago, refusing to miss an incarnation of the street fest that brought them together. Pat's priest, says the future Drurys join the ranks of more than a hundred Chicago couples to marry after meeting at the fundraiser.
The most common reasons given to explain the rise of loneliness in recent decades include increasing pressures of time and money, suburbanization, commuting and sprawl, electronic entertainment (especially television), and more recently the growth of the internet, cell phones, and even the emerging field of robotics.
To get some sense of the magnitude of those percentages, with the current (2017) U. population of over 326 million people, around 142 million may be lonely and around 23 million may be lonely to an intense degree – truly a vast number of suffering souls.
Suffice it to say that the once relatively ignored subject of loneliness is clearly among the most important subjects of interest and concern to social scientists and medical practitioners in our time.
When the updated survey results came in the researchers stated quite bluntly: “We were clearly wrong.” So striking were these findings that shortly after, articles appeared in popular periodicals like USA Today, The New York Times, and The American Spectator, and many others, some headlining with the startling finding that published an extensive report that showed about one-third (35%) of their over 3,000 respondents reported significant loneliness.
Other recent studies have estimated that up to 32% of adults experience loneliness and up to 7% describe intense feelings of loneliness.