Key points​

  • Socializing with other humans has been linked to better health and a longer life.

  • Two studies published in 2021 found that beyond a certain point, more socializing is not always better.

  • Seeing other people weekly or monthly could be as good for health and longevity, or maybe better, than seeing them daily.

Going from never seeing those people to seeing them as often as once a month was associated with better health. Seeing friends, neighbors, and colleagues more than once a month provided no additional health benefits.