Balance February 18 - 20

The

t h e manual

N AV I G AT I O N Sissue
LUG
anti-valentine's

The

LONE
STAR
12 pleasant surprises behind being single index
I don' t - any more

After following 9,000
middle-aged adults for
eight years, a 2006 study
found that never-married
adults had the lowest
rates of heart disease.

the longer you're single,
the better you and
your relationships will
ultimately be as you will
realise you can still be
happy on your own.

MONEY WORRIES
SINGLE PEOPLE ARE
LESS LIKELY TO HAVE
CREDIT CARD DEBT, JUST
21% COMPARED TO 27%
OF MARRIEDS AND 36% OF
THOSE WITH CHILDREN.

75 %

THE
WEIGHTY
ISSUE

OF SINGLE WOMEN HAVE NOT
ACTIVELY LOOKED FOR A
REL ATIONSHIP IN THE PAST YEAR,
COMPARED TO 65% OF SINGLE MEN.

Satisfied slumber
Single people get the most sleep
of any group - 7.13 hours per
night. Separated people get the
least with just 6 hours.

Balance for one
A study of 13,000
Americans aged 18 to
64 found those who
were single exercised
more than their married
counterparts, leading
to better moods, higher
energy levels, better sleep
and, perhaps ironically,
improved sexual function.

Married men
are 25% more
likely to be
overweight or
obese compared
to single men.

Only
2/3

Unhappiness index

61% of single women are happy with their
relationship status compared to 49% of single men.

Single people maintain closer ties with their friends, siblings,
parents, neighbours and co-workers, than those who are married.
20

25%

OF PEOPLE IN THE
CAPITAL (LESS THAN 1
IN 4) BELIEVE LOVE IS
THE MOST IMPORTANT
FACTOR FOR HAPPINESS.

BA LA N CE February 2018

of all those who
meet the man or
woman of their
lives, put on at
least a stone in
weight in the 12
months after
they meet.

WORDS: DAVID CROZIER; SOURCES: INDEPENDENT.CO.UK, PSYCHOLOGYTODAY.COM, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM,DEBENHAMS,
THISISINSIDER.COM, TELEGRAPH.CO.UK, AMERISLEEP, LIVESTRONG.COM, MINTEL.COM, SUPERHEROYOU.COM, BOLDE.COM.

Truth about
heartbreak

In 1962, in the US, half of
21-year-olds and 90%
of 30-year-olds had
been married at least
once. By 2014, this
had reduced to 8% of
21-year-olds and 55%
of 30-year-olds. In
2018, singles are in
the majority. It
seems being married
is no longer the norm.



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