- Publish Date
- Monday, 25 September 2017, 8:50AM
Good news single pringles! It could be time to delete your Tinder because it turns out that being single reaps a tonne of benefits that those in a relationship are missing out on.
If you haven't been in a relationship for a while, then you're probably sick of people asking when you're going to settle down or why a catch like you is still single. But why is there such a pressure to be in a relationship when being single can be just as if not more fulfilling!
Studies (and general observation) will tell you that single people tend to socialise more. Psychologist Bella DePaulo tells us that “consistent with lots of other research, these findings again debunk the myth of the isolated single person.”
As you probably know, socializing is great for your mental health, and a relationship may isolate you to spending all of your time with one person. This can also lead weight gain for those with a serious significant other. The Western Washington University study found that that single participants have a lower body weight and a faster metabolism.
Having more downtime is also a great benefit of being single, and lets be honest, we all need our space from time to time. Obviously those who enjoy exercising in their down time are even better off!
Finally, single people are less stressed, this is mainly to do with the issues that arise in a relationship, family, debt and other responsibilities are a lot to take on, which is why you'll also get a better sleep.
This isn't to say that everyone should swear off relationships, they have their benefits (if you know what I mean), but don't worry if you haven't found the one.