A new study has revealed that single people have richer and fuller lives compared to their married peers.
The researchers surveyed 15 000 married and single people, comparing their social lives.
They found that married people end up being the ones isolated instead of their single counterparts. Researchers concluded that this is because married people are often too involved with each other to have time for other people.
US Boston Collage Researcher, Natalia Sarkisian said married people quite naturally become soul mates, drawn to and focused on each other in such a way that excludes personal ties to others.
“Being single increases the social connections of both women and men, but especially for men,” she added.
The results also showed that single men were more likely to socialise with friends than married men, while single women were about twice as likely to be sociable as their married peers.
According to Daily Mail, the Office of National Statistics concluded that single people are far from being lonely and isolated.
“Single individuals … are in many ways the lifeline of the community.”
Single people of both sexes were found to be twice as likely to be good neighbours.
The study further found that single men were 50 percent more likely to offer help compared to married men.
Bachelors and spinsters were also found to be more likely to visit or help a parent compared to their married siblings.
They also more likely to support their extended family and visit them regularly.