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Singles live better: science says it
Singles live better: science says it

More satisfied at work and with a more active social life: this is why, according to science, singles live better than couples

Being single has its advantages. It is not just an opinion, but a scientific statement. In fact, several researches have shown that life without a boyfriend can be equally - if not more - satisfying from different points of view.

The latest to give a new excuse to bachelors to stay bachelors is the study conducted by Dr. Bella DePaulo for the University of California

According to the sociologist and her team, people free from sentimental bonds are more satisfied at work and are better able to manage personal relationships, with friends, family and colleagues.

Here because.

The charge of singles

According to the latest data in circulation, singles are constantly increasing, both in Italy and in other Western countries.

Over the next four years, the number of people who will live alone is expected to grow by 20% worldwide, especially in large cities.

According to Istat, bachelors in our country alone have reached seven million, most of whom are women (15.5% against 11.6% of men).

Why it pays to stay single

The study by Dr. Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist at the University of California, was conducted on 814 people, between single and married.

The results showed that people who were not in a relationship were more motivated and fulfilled than those who were coupled.

Singles were also more satisfied with their personal growth and had achieved their personal goals faster than others. In addition, they had closer relationships with relatives, friends and colleagues than married participants.

The limit of torque

According to what emerged from Dr. DePaulo's study, married people tend to become more antisocial, closing themselves off within the family unit, going out less and cultivating less interpersonal relationships with those outside the couple.

Despite the advantages of being single, highlighted by the research, DePaulo does not express a judgment on which is the best sentimental situation ever: "Never before, people can choose the best way of life for them, without any written road to priori. What matters is not what others do or what others think we should do, but whether we are able to find the places, spaces and people that best fit who we really are, making our life better ».

Less stress

It seems unbelievable to say (especially when you think back to a quintessential single on television like Ally McBeal), but another study, conducted by two researchers from Lafayette College and the University of Miami, showed that bachelors are less prone to feeling negative emotions. compared to married people.

In general, singles would be better at managing negative emotions such as anxiety and stress, promoting personal development.

The single gene

If, on the other hand, you are not satisfied with your love life, know that it could be your DNA.

A Peking University study has identified a gene that would lead to a 20% higher chance of remaining single.

This is 5-HTA1, a gene composed of two alleles, one of which would inhibit the production of serotonin in the brain, thus making it less sociable and cheerful and therefore available to relationships with others.

"Pessimism and neurosis are harmful to the formation, quality and stability of relationships, this connection between the allele and psychological disorders could decrease the opportunities for dating or lead to the failure of a relationship", comment the researchers.

However, “we must not allow our genes to rule our lives. The genetic heritage determines some of our behaviors, but we always have the possibility to choose ».

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