Weekly Seeds | November 19, 2023 | Loneliness and Togetherness
Published by Noa Elan on
As we embark on a month and a half of holidays and vacations, I want to recognize that this can be a period of extreme connection and joy or extreme isolation and sadness. If you need support, NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Health) has a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264.
Noa’s top of mind
How can I develop more multi-generational-community around me. I’m writing this email from a community picnic in my city. The host introduced me to a women in her 80s as his mom, which I later discovered was “adopted as their grandma” when her husband died a few years ago. I could see the benefit, found in many studies, of having seniors and kids spend time together and am inspired to have more of that experience for myself.
Arya.fyi, a couple-first connection subscription just released their “state of intimacy” report. I was equally surprised and not-surprised to read that almost a third (27%) of our users report that they have “major trust issues” when they sign up for the service. This highlights why every relationship product, even when erotic in it’s nature, must include building emotional connection between partners.
With ~1,000 events added to Bloom every month it can be very difficult to sort through all the possible events for what you want. Our latest app version has sticky filters at the top of the event tab for easy sorting, including “in-person only” and “NSFW” toggles. Shoutout to Joaquin for the design and Jeremy for building. LMK if these are helpful and what could be better!