One sided relationships.
Other person is often unaware of the existence of the first, for example, the relationship between a fan and a celebrity.
When a close relationship ends, they experience distress. This should be true for parasocial relationships.
Eyal and Cohen assessed reactions to the final episode of Friends. The amount of distress was predicted by the intensity of the parasocial relationships.
Eyal and Cohen found that lonely Ps were more distressed at the final Friends episode.
Asche and Mutcheon found shyness and lonliness were weakly associated with strength of parasocial relationships.
Adolescents are the most likely to form these…