Being single on Valentine’s Day can be a bummer. But here are three benefits of being single the rest of the year. And they’re all backed up by science . . .
- You have more friends. A study in 2015 found married people have fewer close friends. And their friends aren’t as supportive as friends of people who never marry. A study in 2008 found that having regular contact with at least 10 friends made people significantly happier. And family members don’t really count.
- Single people stay in better shape. A study in 2004 showed they exercise a lot more than married people do. And a study in 2015 backed it up. On average, married people weighed five pounds more than single people did.
- Single people have more alone time, which makes them more productive. Studies have found it’s easier to focus without all the distractions that come with having a spouse and a family. Which can make advancing your career a little easier.
And other studies have suggested that staying single also makes it easier to grow as a person and try new things. (Business Insider)