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10 things I learnt about being single

Aurel Diamond discusses how to be happy and single

Marrying someone to avoid dying alone shouldn’t be a motivation for a relationship. I spoke to sociologist Aurel Diamond from the Hebrew University. He was the research assistant for the book ‘Happy Singlehood – The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living’ written by Elyakim Kislev. They have been studying singles and the reasons people get into relationships and found that happiness isn’t dependent on your relationship status.

"...happiness isn’t dependent on your relationship status."

Single people can actually be happier than married people, he explained, because ‘the longer you have been single the better you are at it’. Through forging well-defined social networks, and having lots of friends and family around, single people are used to preventing loneliness.

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