If you feel that being single isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, you may not be alone. According to new research by data analysts Mintel, women are much happier being single than men because of one major reason: women apparently work harder in a relationship.
The survey showed that 61 per cent of single women are happy being single, with only 25 per cent of those single women actively looking for a relationship last year. In comparison, only 49 per cent of single men are content being single.
Professor Emily Grundy, of the University of Essex, talked to The Telegraph explaining the results. “There’s evidence that women spend longer on domestic tasks than men and I think they also do more emotional work - so they still do more housework and cooking and things as well as more emotional labour.”
Experts also seem to think that women may also be better at socialising than men, suggesting that men rely on their partners for close personal connections, rather than turning to mates.
“Women tend to be better at having alternative social networks and other confidantes whereas men tend to rely quite heavily on their wives for that and have fewer other social ties,” Dr Grundy explains.
Are you miserable riding solo? It might be time to hit the apps and swipe up a few dates on the road to happiness.
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