Study Suggests Single Women Live Longer Than Married

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*cancels date for tonight*

Say goodbye to dating apps. 

And tell your aunt to stop asking “when are you getting married?”

For the obvious reasons like, you're independent and don't need no man.

But specifically because staying single will help you live longer. 

The Telegraph reports Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics spoke at UK's Hay Festival on Saturday and dropped the good news:

“Married people are happier than other population subgroups, but only when their spouse is in the room when they’re asked how happy they are. When the spouse is not present: f***ing miserable.” 

So basically what we’re hearing is that people lie about being happy? Rough. 

Dr Dolan went on:

“We do have some good longitudinal data following the same people over time, but I am going to do a massive disservice to that science and just say: if you’re a man, you should probably get married; if you’re a woman, don’t bother.”

According to Dolan, we are constantly going after the perfect family/life because that is what we think is expected of us from society. But it is intact detrimental to our wellbeing. 

“It would be categorically awful if anything happened to them, but the experiences we have with children are largely miserable.

"... As long as you get pleasure from having sex, the baby comes out looking like you, and it does just enough so you don’t kill it, there is no reason there after why children should make you happy."

Well, that was unexpected. A life with puppies is fine by us anyway. 

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Written By Christina Cavaleri