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Single people have it rough in February.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the scramble to find Mr. or Mrs. Right — or even Right Now — is as hot as ever. To ring in the holiday alone — amid the showers of PDA, discounted couple’s meals, elaborate gifts, inevitable proposals, weddings and the endless photos on social media capturing it all — seems tantamount to turning on a giant neon “Loser” sign. Truthfully, those entrenched in singledom actually know that that’s far from the truth, but now there’s scientific evidence to support that idea!
Journal - Social - Personal - Relationships - Marriage
According to the “Journal of Social and Personal Relationships,” even though marriage is seen as society’s happiest ending, single people have better relationships overall. The study published in 2015 stated that, “Single individuals are more likely to frequently stay in touch with, provide help to, and receive help from parents, siblings, neighbors and friends than the married.” The study showed that single men and women tended to have more social interactions with people and, therefore, had stronger bonds. You hear that! While married people have each other, the single folks have everyone else, and it’s seemingly creating more better, intertwined communities. Nice!
The researchers found that instead of pushing for more marriages, public policy “acknowledge the social constraints associated with marriage and recognize that single individuals have greater involvement with the broader community.”
Indy100 - Study - Lead - May - TEDx
According to Indy100, the study lead to a May 2017 TEDx talk with...
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