Is it better to be single or dating
In the United States, for example, Social Security widow(er) benefits are only available to those persons who have been previously married, and single people in the United States pay more income taxes than married people.
In many countries tour and holiday operators impose a penalty (often as much as 100%) on persons who travel alone.
One reason is that the majority of the research that seems to support this narrative is methodologically unsound.
More than half the population In North America is single, and nearly a third of households have just one resident.
In Stockholm, Sweden, sixty per cent of the people live by themselves.
Single people experience more psychological growth. De Paulo points to research that suggests that unmarried people are more likely to experience "a sense of continued growth and development as a person" than married people, and that they value meaningful work more — a difference that one study showed existed even before any subjects married.
"Single people get to design their own lives more," De Paulo says — and people who prefer to design their own lives are often those who prefer to not marry.