The Health Benefits of Being Single
Being single on Valentine's Day isn't easy on the heart and it doesn't exactly help that all of the medical research favors the coupled: married people are alleged to live longer, die of heart attacks less often and suffer fewer bouts of depression, among other quality of life and medical outcomes. One review of the literature found that, overall, single men have a 34 percent higher risk of death and single women have a 23 percent higher risk of death, compared to their married counterparts.
But take heart, free agents: a deeper look into the research reveals that a life a deux isn't the panacea we once thought -- in fact, making a life solo has its own health benefits.
Story and photo courtesy of Huffington Post