New research reveals why women are happier being single
All the single ladies!
Yep, it's time to debunk that idea that all single women dance around the house with a bottle of wine in one hand and a tissue in the other, helplessly sobbing to Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On", and wishing they had a man.
Yep, although we all might have moments like that, both us single and taken folk, the reality is, being single is actually pretty hunreal.
And now, new research suggests that single women are actually happier being single than men. Data analysts at Mintel found that 61 percent of single women are content with their relationship status, compared to 49 percent of single men. With their study also showing that 75 percent of single women have not actively sought out a relationship in the past year compared to 65 percent of men.
According to Professor Emily Grundy from the University of Essex, she believes this is because women put more effort into all their relationships compared to men. Grundy states that most single women tend to have a wider group of friends and busier social life compared to their single male components. "Women tend to be better at having alternative social networks and other confidantes whereas men tend to rely quite heavily on their wives for that and have fewer other social ties."
"Certainly there’s a common finding from a lot of studies that women who don’t have a partner tend to do more social activities and have more friends compared to women with partners whereas with men it’s the reverse – men without a partner tend to do much less of that,’ she said.
Hmmm very interesting... very interesting indeed.