Being single

Being single affects your individual freedom, self-realization, finances, and work-life balance, among other things. 4 0 0 0 . being single 0 0 0 . 1 0 0 0 0zM16.

5 0 10 0s10 4. A vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. Go to the search page. Being single comes with its own set of perks.

There are more unmarried people in the US than married, which is sometimes presented as problematic. But research shows that we are not living in a society of lonely narcissists. In fact, a number of studies find that being single can actually contribute your success in life. When my mother was my age, she told me, if you were a single woman filling out official documents, you would have to mark yourself down as a “spinster. The word certainly doesn’t inspire much optimism in a single woman’s prospects. Things have changed quite a bit since then. 30-year-olds had been married at least once.

But that doesn’t mean that the single life isn’t still wrapped in stigma. Of course, not everybody thinks this way. And neither are a number of researchers. Americans who have always been single are more likely to support and stay in touch with their family and are more likely to help, encourage, and socialize with friends and neighbors.