- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 2:24PM
You might think the worst possible thing you could admit on a date is that you’ve been single for the past 5 years...
But guys, don't worry! We've got proof that you're actually going to make the best partner.
Here's 7 reasons why long-term singles make the best partners (backed up by science):
Single people have closer social ties
A study from last year found that people who are single are often closer to their parents, siblings, friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
They’re more successful
Analysis of data found that single people have more personal growth than those in couples, and they’re less likely to give up on making improvements to their lives.
They’re more likely to think for themselves
The same research also found that single people are less influenced by others than those in relationships.
Single people are fitter
Research has found that those who have never been married get more exercise, especially men.
They’re more fulfilled
Sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg told Mother Jones that the benefits of being single far outweigh the disadvantages. Singletons living alone report that they're equally or more fulfilled than their more cohabiting counterparts, he said. They are more likely to have active social lives and to be engaged in their communities.
Single people are thinner
One study found that 62 per cent of respondents gained 14 pounds or more after beginning a relationship. Almost a third of couples reported that their main bonding activity was watching television, and one in five said it was eating out.
And they're happier!
Forget every film and book you’ve ever consumed. If you don’t like arguing in relationships, research has found you might be just as happy out of a relationship as you would be in one.
See guys, being single for ages and ages is totally all good!!