Living a single life is actually good to you. Aside from living the life the way you wanted it to be; it also allows you to devote your time on self-discovery. Perhaps, you should’ve started to figure out what you really want in a relationship, and, what doesn’t work anymore to you.
It turns out, living the single life is not only good to satisfy your “secret single behaviour,” but, it also have good psychological benefits. University of California social psychologist Bella DePaulo, who is also the author of Single Out, conducted variety of studies on single and married couple. As a scope in Business Insider, she listed these:
1. Singles are more likely to be self-reliant.
Compared to those in a relationship, singles are more likely to be self-reliant and self-motivated. No need to find a cheerleader. The singles tend to do and accomplished things on their own. DePaulo said that, being self-sufficient triggers happier emotions. Similarly, married couple were less likely to experience negative emotions if they are self-reliant.
2. Singles set more goals for themselves.
The singles are able to set more goals for themselves compared to married couples. They can also have more time for personal development and growth as they tend to devote more of their time on self-discovery.
3. Singles tend to have better relationships with their family, friends, and co-workers.
Singles build a deeper connection with people around them. According to DePaulo, “when people marry, they become more insular.”
Living the single life is always a choice. Being on your own, at this moment, is not necessarily bad. So to those singles out there, keep doing you. But, to give you some takeaway idea, DePaulo said, “more than ever, Americans can pursue the ways of living that work best for them. There is no blueprint for the good life.”
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