The 35-year-old, who runs community outreach programmes for the London Symphony Orchestra, didn’t just teach his recruits to sing.
He provided a deeply thought-provoking insight into the daily lives of military wives, sick with worry when their menfolk are serving on the frontline.
There are many places on the internet where you can spend some quality time and meet real women.
Samantha is a military wife and, like thousands of others in her position, she’d long ago accepted that she was not the ‘star’ of the family.
The uniforms, the risk-taking, the cheering crowds and royal salutes, that was for husbands like hers — the heroes who fight overseas — not for the wives left behind to quietly get on with the day-to-day business of raising a family.
Sixty-two percent of those who reported being lonely were married.
(Click here to read more about the study.) We long for meaningful relationships and social connections.