9 Benefits of Socializing© Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia

9 Benefits of Socializing

by Alex Brain - Freelance Writer

Just imagine what would happen if you were made to stay all alone at some place for a long period of time without any kind of interactions with people? Any normal person would be exhausted of the loneliness. The reason behind this is that humans are social animals and they love living amidst people.

In today’s modern world, things are changing and machines are overpowering us making us more gadget-dependent. People are interacting with one another in the virtual world and real time interactions have become rare. People communicate with each other via social media platforms, chat messages and special apps on their smartphones. But face-to-face interaction is becoming something of the past.

Society on the whole is suffering. Socializing with people is a very healthy habit. Various research studies are being carried out to understand the value and importance of socializing with striking results regarding a wholesome human development. People who have been brought up in a lonely ambience tend to develop more problems as they grow up than people who have been brought up amidst lots of social contact.

It is high time that you shun your smartphone for a while, do away with interacting on virtual media spaces and get down to real things in life. Go out, meet people, and see how direct interactions and socializing can change your worldview and your overall wellbeing.


Here are the 9 most important benefits of real-time socializing:

  • Helps in building positive and constructive relationships via the real social networks that are formed.
  • Socializing plays a pivotal role in improving overall growth and development of an individual.
  • Stress and anxiety levels can be reduced to a great extent. Solutions to problems may be found in dialogue.
  • It provides great opportunity to understand various kinds of people, their mannerisms, personalities, thought processes and so on. Socializing develops better understanding of human perspectives and attributes.
  • Socializing is a great tool for development of self-confidence and giving your self-esteem the required boost. It kicks out shyness and hesitance from an individual making him ready to face the world in a smart manner.
  • It provides happiness and joy when you meet your family and friends in real rather that online life, as you can share issues and emotions more explicitly.
  • Socializing is a great way of giving and getting emotional, physical and spiritual support. Even if you are feeling down and upset with something, friends and family can help you overcome the difficult period with ease. They can cheer you up, provide the required encouragement and bring back your lost zeal and enthusiasm.
  • As per BUPA, socializing reduces risks of various kinds of ailments. Research reports have shown that socializing can help in preventing age related cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.


There is no denying the fact that chats, social media, emails and video calls are highly convenient modes of remaining connected to friends and family, but they lack human touch. Human connection is vital for a beneficial society. 

Many older people are now reaching out to technology to keep pace with the younger generation. But in spite of all these efforts, there is a gap that remains to be bridged, which can only be done by human contact.

Walking together, playing games, mentoring, tutoring, getting involved in volunteering jobs, joining discussions in real time, going to movies, going for picnic and excursions or short trips – these are some simple ways of socializing. Ram up your social life and you will understand the crucial difference that makes.


published: 09/25/2015

20 comments on “9 Benefits of Socializing

  1. […] mates each time a game is on; this could work wonders for your general happiness. What’s more, socializing is thought to bring real health benefits to the table. In fact, studies suggest that a secure social network can help you live up to 50% longer. A study […]

  2. It’s great to know that socializing can actually help you to reduce your stress and anxiety levels. My daughter seems to have been stressed these days. She doesn’t have a lot of friends, so I want to help her by finding her a new friend app that she can download so she can get help in becoming a stress-free woman. Thanks for sharing this. https://friendrequest.co.uk/

  3. Is there a source page for this article? The mention of “various research studies” was thrown in there sort of nonchalantly (lol, is that a word?). Anyways, I’m writing a pretty decent sized paper for class about a very similar topic and could use some sources.

  4. I get exhausted around others and hate crowded rooms. Socializing is hard for some of us, but I would also say if you would like to socialize. Take a painting class, any type of class. Whatever your interested in. Join a club or go paint balling. Not everyone has a common interest, but common interests can be made and built upon. Have fun.

  5. “Just imagine what would happen if you were made to stay all alone at some place for a long period of time without any kind of interactions with people? Any *normal* person would be exhausted of the loneliness.”

    Who are you to say what is normal? I would be exhausted by being around people all of the time. You may not hear about this much because of the inherent nature of people that don’t interact with others not saying it all of the time, but it’s incorrect to believe that it is a rare thing due to that. It’s a form of survival bias. The data you don’t see is thrown out or ignored and you’re left with a false conclusion.

  6. […] Let go of any fear or reservation and be willing to initiate the conversation. It’s completely natural to want to socialize with others. That’s just the way we are wired. Unlike machines, humans are social creatures. Socializing offers tremendous benefits to our psychological development. JustBreathTheMag.com has a great article on the topic covering 9 benefits of socializing. You can read more on the topic at this LINK. […]

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *