There are numerous studies that measure whether being single truly makes people healthier and happier or by getting married, their life becomes prosperous. Bella DePaulo, PhD, a scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara conducted a study by which he explains that single people are likely to have richer social lives and experience more psychological growth and development than married.
“The preoccupation with the perils of loneliness can obscure the profound benefits of solitude. It is time for a more accurate portrayal of single people and single life — one that recognizes the real strengths and resilience of people who are single, and what makes their lives so meaningful.”
The psychologist further proved that single people are more connected to parents, siblings, friends, neighbours and coworkers and also single people value meaningful work more than the married couples.
In the conclusion, she said: ”
“There is no one blueprint for the good life. What matters is not what everyone else is doing or what other people think we should be doing, but whether we can find the places, the spaces and the people that fit who we really are and allow us to live our best lives.”
Single Life Vs Married Life: What Science Says Is Better For Your Health?
According to Robin Simon, a professor of sociology at Wake Forest University said: “At this point, hundreds of studies document a robust relationship between marriage and improved mental health: Married people report significantly fewer symptoms of depression and are significantly less likely to abuse substances than their non-married counterparts.”
Hui Liu, a Michigan State University sociologist who is an author of the study said: “Married people seem healthier because marriage may promote health. But it’s not that every marriage is better than none. The quality of marriage is really important.”