Single vs dating vs marriage
The sexual appetites of women between the ages 18-25 declined the longer they were in a relationship.
This wasn’t the case for men, whose desire wasn’t affected.
But then, when we looked into it some more, it was bit less black and white.
This study found that married men were 25 per cent more likely to be overweight. The oft-heard maxim is that you have less sex when you get married.
A survival analysis moreover revealed that they had a 26 per cent more chance of dying than those who had tied the knot.
Another study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology looking at both men and women concluded that unmarried patients had a ‘significantly’ higher risk of death of cancer than their married counterparts.
This one of women in Norway found that those who were unmarried had an increased risk of cancer of the ovaries, uterus and brain as well as haematological malignancies.Various studies have attempted to measure whether marriage truly makes people healthier and happier, and how it compares to the lives of bachelors and single ladies out there.Sure, being single may be more fun — and being married may be more comforting and meaningful.The quality of marriage is really important.”For single people, while you may not have the advantage of your risk of cardiovascular disease being lowered like your married counterparts, you can offset that with some other heart-healthy benefits of being single, like an increased likelihood to exercise, take care of yourself on your own, and surround yourself with close friends and family which can all act as stress reducers. "This is because marriage provides social support — including emotional, financial, and instrumental support.Also, married people have greater psychosocial (or coping) resources than the non-married — higher self-esteem and greater mastery."At the same time, not having a spouse doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed to loneliness forever. With more time at your disposal, you may have more friends to surround yourself with.
In one recent study out of New York University’s Lagone Medical Center, researchers found that married men and women had a five percent lower chance of cardiovascular disease compared to single people.