They say it's lonely at the top, but we didn't think this applied to dolphins. 

Fungie, the beloved dolphin that has been charming locals and tourists alike in Dingle, Co. Kerry for decades, has been named as the oldest solitary dolphin in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. 

The man himself was first spotted in 1983, meaning he has been frolicking - alone - for 36 years. The report - compiled by cetacean charity Marine Connection reviewing the world's documented lone whales and dolphins - estimates that Fungie is roughly 40 years old. 

But it's not Fungie's fault, it's nature apparently. According to the official report from Guinness, bottlenose dolphins are the most likely cetaceans to keep to themselves, making up 78 of the 114 recorded individuals. 

We also didn't know that behind the scenes, there was some serious - alright, maybe not serious - competition for the record, as Fungie beat out another lonely, old dolphin for the top spot. 

JoJo, who lives in the waters of Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos islands in the Caribbean, was believed to be around the same age as our guy Fungie. Recently, however, US wildlife advocate Dean Bernal, who is now JoJo's official guardian, confirmed that JoJo first arrived in 1984.

So who does Fungie share his fame with? His fans, of course, with over a dozen ferries carting legions of tourists to see him every day. When it comes to how many people the charming cetacean meets each year, estimates range between 100,00 and 200,000. 

So, don't cry for the world's oldest lonely dolphin. He meets more people in a year than you might meet in your life. 

And anyway, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration of America, a bottlenose dolphin can live for 40 to 50 years, so there's still time for him to settle down.