To cope with loneliness, author Perkins suggests, decide that strangers don't have horns --take the initiative in finding new friends; undertake new which encourage sociability; participate in church activities. She cautions those who are transplanted to a strange city against apartment living until communications and friendships have been established through residence clubs, YWCA's, etc. Temperate criticism and discussion here takes a tolerant view of lonely hearts clubs and similar marriage bureaus. To her surprise, she found on incognito visits that many of the organizers are not mercenary. They are not professional social workers, but often she found, they are not dishonest. Reminiscent of the Dale Carnegie books, this is not original information, and the presentation is folksy.