There is a general notion that a person is happy and content when one finds a spouse in life. There may be some truth behind this but a new study made by Eric Klinenbergthe, a sociologist from New York University, will change your thinking for sure. In his research, he found out that staying single is the best as it keeps one happier.
According to Eric Klinenbergthe, “evidence suggests that people who live alone compensate by becoming more socially active than those who live with others, and that city with high numbers of singletons enjoy a thriving public culture.”
Benefits of staying single
The sociologist says that there are many benefits of staying single.
First, if one is single, then one can tend to grow an excellent social network for himself. Such people hold stronger bonds with their family, friends and acquaintances. Natalia Sarkisian and Naomi Gerstel, the writers of the essay The Color of Family Ties, also recommended that single people are more socialise people.
Second, staying single can also develop your physical fitness. Eric Klinenbergthe along with other researchers have surveyed on more than 13,000 people between the age group of 18 to 64. They found that people who are single do exercise regularly, and so they are more fit than married people.
And lastly, the study even reveals that single people get more time to spend the weekend with themselves. So, they benefit from alone time where they can gather their own thoughts.
A Similar study, done by the National Survey of Families and Households in 1998, suggests that single people could be more likely to experience personal growth which is an essential aspect for most millennials today.
Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, says, “In some cases—for example, autonomy, personal growth—the single fared better than the married.”
According to Morin alone time can help people to be more productive and happier.