Many Single People are Quite Happy that Way Researchers Discover (2015 study)
I’d still like to get married someday.
HOWEVER. I have always been an extreme introvert and other people annoy the ever living hell out of me, so sometimes I am RELIEVED that I have never married. I was in a long term serious relationship years ago (I was engaged to the guy, I broke things off), and so I know being in a relationship can be irritating and stressful.
One of the things I like about being single is avoiding drama, disagreements, having to compromise all the time on everything, and fighting.
Not having to put up with someone else’s bullshit on a consistent basis is PRICELESS.
Single author Bella DePaulo has been debunking singles studies for years, particularly the ones that say that single adults are more miserable or die younger than married persons.
(Link): Forget the Bridget Jones stereotype of crying into your chardonnay – some singletons are happier on their own
Study found those who like to avoid relationship drama are happier single
Researchers found being single removes anxiety associated with conflict
Some 4,000 people took part in the University of Auckland research
…Researchers at the University of Auckland said that those who prefer avoiding arguments or disagreements are more content being single than when they are in a relationship.
This flies in the face of previous research which has found that the single life is often associated with poorer physical and psychological health and lower life satisfaction.
…The survey of more than 4,000 people in New Zealand found that being single removes anxiety associated with relationship conflicts.
But in contrast, people who are not concerned about relationship drama were less happy when they were single.
(Link): Single People Can be Happy, Too
In the United States, 51 percent of adults are single. That number will likely only grow with marriage on the decline and divorce rates at historic highs, although not rising as quickly as past years.
Single people outnumbering married couples represents a historic moment in the United States, but the culture still stigmatizes staying solo.
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