Alert
Close

AARP holds senators accountable for key bipartisan Medicare vote. Learn more

Contests and
Sweeps

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation!

Hawaii, the Grand Canyon or an Alaskan Cruise! No purchase necessary. Ends May 31. See official rules.

Happiness
poll

most popular
articles

Viewed

How Lonely Are You?

Take this test to measure your level of loneliness

Instructions:  The following statements describe how people sometimes feel. For each statement please indicate how often you feel the way described using the numbers below. There are no right or wrong answers.

1=Never 2=Rarely 3=Sometimes 4=Always

1. How often do you feel unhappy doing so many things alone?

2. How often do you feel you have no one to talk to?

3. How often do you feel you cannot tolerate being so alone?

4. How often do you feel as if no one understands you?

5. How often do you find yourself waiting for people to call or write?

6. How often do you feel completely alone?

7. How often do you feel unable to reach out and communicate with those around you?

8. How often do you feel starved for company?

9. How often do you feel it is difficult for you to make friends?

10. How often do you feel shut out and excluded by others?

Scoring

A total score is computed by adding up the response to each question. The average loneliness score on the measure is 20. A score of 25 or higher reflects a high level of loneliness. A score of 30 or higher reflects a very high level of loneliness.

UCLA Loneliness Scale © Dr. Daniel Russell

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Member Benefit Swipe Save Discount

Members can find current offer from Family Dollar at myAFINITI.com.

amazon membership benefits aarp Woman sitting on sofa using digital tablet

Members save 10% on Amazon Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire HDX tablet.

Member Benefits Discounts Angie's List

Members can save 25% to 45% on their Angie's List membership.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.