8 Reasons Why Single Women Are Happier than Single Men
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Many people dream of finding their soulmate. Their perfect counterpart that they will travel through life with. But, you’d be surprised by something. Women are actually happier single.
According to Psychology Today, women who are single and do not have children are actually happier and healthier. But why exactly is that? A woman posted to Reddit and asked the question, “Why single women are happier compared to single men??” Here are some of the reasons given.
1. Larger Friend and Family Circles
One Redditor commented, “Women generally have larger and closer friend circles and family relationships, so they can get their social needs met there. An LTR or marriage is a nice bonus on top of that, but it’s not 100% necessary unless you want kids, and really not even then.”
A user added, “Women have closer relationships with friends and family. A lot of us are also not particularly interested in sex.”
2. Men Are A Lot Of Work
A second user replied, “Taking care of a man takes a lot of work. Especially once you’re older and work/kids/life gets busier. My man is worth it, but if anything happened to him, I wouldn’t be in a rush to take that on again. He has to be someone really special.”
Another added, “They are happy bc they don’t have to be a secondary mother to a man baby.”
A third said, “My experience is that a lot of men really need a woman to take care of them in some way…sexually, emotionally, and/or through housework. The flip side of this used to be that, in exchange, a man would support a woman financially. However, women no longer need this now.”
3. They Still Go On Dates
A Redditor commented, “This. Single women still have hookups and dates. Single men usually are alone. It’s a completely different experience.”
4. In Control
One user commented, “After my marriage, I was extremely happy being single. My husband was controlling. It was WONDERFUL.”
Another added, “Not having to ask permission to go anywhere, not being coerced into things I didn’t want to do.”
5. Quality Of Life
A Redditor replied, “Men and children decrease our quality of life so much that going without them is shedding a massive burden. For one thing, single women make a lot more money.”
A second user said, “Being single and child free is a positive for their earnings and free time.“
6. Support Networks
A user commented, “Women usually have better support networks (female friends, coworkers, extended family members) than men (who are more likely to have their partner as the single confidant in their lives).”
Another Redditor added, “I think this is probably the reason. I, like a lot of women, can go years without dates or male companionship of any kind and still be content. I have plenty of female friends and family members who spend time with me and keep me busy.”
A third user gave this insightful comment, “I broke up with my ex when I realized that every time I was sick/injured, I got more support from my friends than him. (when dating)”
7. Single By Choice
One Redditor replied, “Women are usually single by choice. Men are usually single because no one wants them.”
To which another user added, “
8. Easier To Be Single
A user commented, “Men usually get a lot out of relationships and rely on women much more than women need men. That and they’re more likely to complain as their complaints are more likely to be taken seriously.”
Finally, someone replied, “Because it’s harder for women to be in a relationship. More work is expected of them.”
Redditors gave some great reasons as to why they believe women are happier single. Do you agree? Are women actually happy when they are not dating anyone?
This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.