You’ve been getting it from all sides lately. You’ve heard it from family members, well-meaning co-workers, and even that one nosy hairstylist: “Are you still single?” For as long as any of us can remember, single women have been cause for concern for some reason. And as time goes by, people want to hook you up with just about anybody just to see you with someone. But as it turns out, people only think that single women are unhappier.
Times are changing. The pool of singles in the United States just climbed over 50 percent, and it’s growing all the time. And as more people see single and happy people all around them, a lot of the single stereotypes are falling by the wayside. So the next time someone tries to give you “concerned” shade about being single, just politely point them to the new facts on singlehood that are knocking down all of the stereotypes.
Single Women Aren’t Lonely… At All
In fact, people want to be around them more. Single women are much more likely to be at the receiving end of invitations than their married peers.
They Have Closer Relationships
Several studies have found that single women are better at keeping in contact with their family, neighbors, and friends.
There’s No Need To Wait For Mr. Right
In fact, more single women than ever are investing in real estate, according to the National Association of Realtors. And today, singles buy one-third of the homes in the United States.
They Have Less Stress
While finding the perfect outfit to wear on a first date can be kind of stressful, but studies show that single women are actually less stressed than married ones — especially when it comes to money worries.
Girls Run The World
It’s not just a Beyoncé lyric. Single girls really do run the world and politicians are starting to take notice. As the fastest growing voting demographic, single women are being courted by politicians across the board who want to tap into their voting power.
And They’re Changing It
As the number of singles increases all around the world, it’s been one of the biggest social changes in the last 50 years. And it’s affecting everything from the way companies sell their products to the way apartment buildings are being built.
They Have More Fun With Their Money
Singles spend more than married people, and most of that money goes to shopping, entertainment and getting new experiences around the globe.
Singles Are More Physically Fit
They exercise more often and stay thinner at an older age than their married counterparts.
Me Time Is Great For The Soul
Far from being lonely, the single life has different benefits than the married one. Singles get more of what scientists call “restorative solitude”: the luxury of checking out from everyone who’s getting on their nerves. And that time to relax, relate and release is great for their relaxation and creativity.
They’re Just As Happy
A new study revealed what lots of single folks already know: The single life isn’t an unhappy one, it’s just different. While people in long-term relationships get more security, they also have more conflict. And that means that being in a relationship only looks like it means “guaranteed happiness” on paper.