By Adriana Diaz
Source: New York Post

They may be in the market for friends.

While many Americans have become accustomed to scanning their groceries while wearing headphones, this practice may be contributing to the loneliness epidemic.

Self-checkouts account for nearly 40% of pay lanes at US grocery chains, according to Catalina Marketing.

And more than 4 in 5 (84%) Americans report they like using self-service kiosks at stores, with 66% claiming they would choose a self-checkout lane over cashing out with a human cashier, a recent survey from PlayUSA, an online gaming site, found.

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