Maybe it's time to give the dating apps a break and make more time for yourself.
According to research being single has a handful of benefits, including more alone time.
Single people are more likely to embrace solitude and directly benefit from it, recent studies suggest. Here are the top 3 reasons why it's better to be single.
Single People Tend To Have Stronger Social Networks
Scientists found that single people tend to have stronger social networks and are more likely to reach out to their social networks to ask for help but to also provide help from their friends compared to married people.
Having friendships is key to aging and boosting overall happiness. Studies suggest that people that have contact with 10 or more people were significantly happier than those who did not.
Keeping a few really good friends around can make all of the difference in the world when it comes to health and well-being so it's smart to invest in the friendships that make you the happiest.
Singles Tend To Be More Fit
There is definitely some amount of truth to those that "settle down" and ease into unhealthier eating habits.
Researchers have found that those who are single and never married worked out more frequently than their divorced peers and were, on average, more likely to have lower BMIs than those who were married.
Single People Develop More As An Individual And Enjoy Alone Time
Several studies have linked solitude to benefits such as an increased sense of freedom and higher levels of creativity, productivity and intimacy.
"Time alone doesn't have to be lonely, It could be the key to getting to know yourself better."
Studies suggest that single people tended to have stronger feelings of self-determination and were more likely to experience psychological growth and development compared to their married counterparts.