We all would like to avoid that feeling of loneliness. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that people need strong social connections to feel happy and find meaning in their lives, and that many of us would actually rather receive mild electroshocks than be alone.
‘Emotionally intelligent’ women have better sex lives
Beauty may bag you a man – but brains will bring you more fun in the bedroom. Women blessed with ’emotional intelligence’ – the ability to express their feelings and read those of others – have better sex lives, research shows.