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Are single people happier than married people

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CNN Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships and coupling. Stars Screen Binge Culture Media. Tech Innovate Gadget Mission: Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. As some anticipate the holiday that others dread, the spotlight is split between two groups: Those in relationships, and those who're not.

While there are certainly perks to both lifestyles, when is it better to be coupled up, and when is it better to be living the single life? In one corner, we have the wedded. According to the US Census On the other side, we have the unattached, those 18 and over who have never been married, as well as divorcees, widows, widowers and those who're separated.

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Forty-nine percent were women, and Obviously plenty of people in long term relationships and civil unions get a little bit of both the married and single world, legally and personally speaking.

When you have a significant other, you have a significant financial advantage: You can pool your financial resources and share the bills. Married couples don't automatically benefit when it's tax time.

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Depending on income, some are eligible for bonuses and certain deductions where singles aren't, but in certain situations, they are responsible for paying a tax penalty that could Are single people happier than married people up a large portion of their combined salaries. For Social Securityone partner can claim a full spousal benefit, which is equal to one half of your husband or wife's retirement benefit. In their article for The Atlantic, " The High Price of Being Single in America ," Lisa Arnold and Christina Campbell experimented with hypothetical single and married people's finances and discovered the marrieds came out on top over their unmarried counterparts in several key areas.

If you're single, there may be a bit less spending money, but how to spend it is your choice alone. No one can deny your dream of weekly mani-pedis or slam the door on your meticulously decorated fan cave.

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Singletons may enjoy more personal freedom with their finances, but if we're talking hard numbers, being married is usually an advantage. Married people seem to reap more health benefits. Being married may significantly improve the likelihood of surviving canceraccording to a study from the Journal of Clinical Oncology. They have a lower risk for heart problems as well, says a study from the American College of Cardiology.


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