Calling Service For Lonely Shut-ins: Reports Half Of All Signups Are Millennials

Service Set Up for Elderly Attracts a Younger Crowd

July 7, 2017 –, a web-site offering rent-a-phone-friend services for lonely or discouraged people, was surprised to report that up to half of all people signing up are ages 18-29.

“We wanted to help lonely people and we figured our most likely audience would be isolated elderly people. It just goes to show you that loneliness affects people of all ages,” said founder Rob Cross.

“Some of the younger subscribers to the service are struggling with emotional issues and just need someone to talk to.  We won’t turn the millennials away, we will try to be their friend too,”  said Cross.

According to a recent online article at (JAN 18, 2017) Loneliness Might Be A Bigger Health Risk Than Smoking Or Obesity. The article states that a lonely person is significantly more likely to suffer an early death than a non-lonely one.

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