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Many Benefits To Being Single

Sometimes, being single can be lonely. There are few feelings worse than showing up to brunch only to find that every one of your friends has brought their significant other, or having to grit your teeth while you tell family members that no, you won't be bringing anyone home for Thanksgiving this year.

But there are many overlooked benefits of singlehood, too. Dr. Elyakim Kislev, a research fellow and assistant professor at Hebrew University in Israel, has studied the subject at length. He's written about his findings in a new book, Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living.

"There is a huge misconception that being alone and lonely are the same," he told HuffPost Canada. Not all single people necessarily want to be in relationships, and not all married people are happy. "Marriage is a [specific] level of commitment, and it doesn't fit everyone."

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