Being single better than dating
To know definitively what the research really says about sex differences, we would need to see a meta-analysis—a review that statistically combines the results of every relevant study that has ever been conducted.There is no such up-to-date review, and even if there was, it would have problems, because many of the studies are deeply flawed.De Paulo is now conducting her own research into this topic in the hopes of breaking down “singlism” – the stereotype that single people are somehow less worthy than their married counterparts."More than ever before, Americans can pursue the ways of living that work best for them.There is no one blueprint for the good life," she said.Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Despite what society might try to tell us, being single doesn’t have to be a bad thing - in fact, for some people, it's even better than being paired up, with researchers finding that single life can impart a whole lot of benefits that marriage doesn’t.
Remember, the grass is always greener on the other side, especially when it comes to love. What No One Ever Told You About People Who Are Single.In a recent presentation to the American Psychological Association, psychologist Bella De Paulo, pointed to evidence that single people can have richer, more meaningful lives than their married counterparts."The preoccupation with the perils of loneliness can obscure the profound benefits of solitude," said De Paulo, from the University of California, Santa Barbara."It is time for a more accurate portrayal of single people and single life - one that recognises the real strengths and resilience of people who are single, and what makes their lives so meaningful."One study cited by De Paulo showed that people who are single are often closer to their parents, siblings, friends, neighbours, and co-workers.