Younger people are lonelier than older people because most of their friends are made online. They have many more online friends - which doesn’t stop them feeling lonely, research has found.
Loneliness among older people is a well-known issue, but a new study suggests that millennials are increasingly the loneliest generation. According to the survey, 89 per cent of them said they had suffered from loneliness, compared to 70 per cent of over-55s.
Older people are more likely to live alone - but the "Facebook generation" have online friends in much higher numbers. Those aged between 18 and 34 have more than six times the number of online friends.
The findings suggest that young people might be more vulnerable to online fraud and scams. Lonely people are more likely to try to make friends on social media and are more likely to trust those they meet online.
millennials：名詞，Y世代，千禧世代。例句：Millennials tend to believe themselves to be overachievers who just aren’t understood by their loser bosses.（千禧世代傾向於認為自己是高成就者，只是不被他們的魯蛇老闆所理解。）
vulnerable：形容詞，脆弱的，易受傷害的。例句：Pastoral people are among the most vulnerable in the modern world.（遊牧民族是現代世界中最脆弱的族群之一。）
fraud：名詞，詐欺，舞弊。例句：She was put on trial for fraud.（她因涉及詐欺而受審。）