Many writers have persistently extolled the benefits of being alone, craving it when they don’t have access to it. People have been thrust into circumstances where they are alone all the time, and it makes them feel lonely. “I have to say, it's certainly become an interesting time to be someone who studies social isolation, loneliness, and solitude,” Coplan said. In these older groups they’ve found people who enjoy time alone, and when they don't get it, they experience aloneliness. People who have more positive attitudes towards solitude, and want to spend more time alone, are more likely to feel alonely.