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Toluna

  2 months ago

Single life: the secret to longevity?
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According to a woman from New York who recently celebrated her 107th birthday, the reason for her longevity is that she never got married.

Although there is research that shows people in marriages have a greater sense of wellbeing, a 2015 study from New Zealand found that certain people enjoy a much less stressful life by being on their own.

Obviously everyone has a unique set of life experiences and relationships, and the secret to longevity is different for everyone. But what do you think: is being single better than being in a partnership or marriage? Do you think there's too much pressure on people to get married, or is marriage no longer important in today's society?
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C5246427m

  2 months ago
Partnerships are hard work ... and can age you!
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swingoffakable

  2 months ago
whatever makes you happy partnership doesnt make everyone whole
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himakshipoplay2001

  2 months ago
Can be agreed or disagreed . But one must always love oneself .
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Yvonner1994

  2 months ago
In my younger days I believed in marriage but now with all the expectations of what a partner should be and the rate of marriage breakups I no longer think it's a must do. It depends on the individuals.
As for longevity in life I can see how an individual can live so long without expectations of partner, pressures etc. However I believe long life depends on minimal stress, good quality of life, happiness, health and community. So by that definition I should have died 30 years ago!!
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Bilbo37

  2 months ago
When I was young if a girl wasn't hitched by the time she was 21 she was considered to be "left on the shelf" so my friends and I were all married by 21 years of age. It was expected. Nowadays its more of a choice to travel and get some life experience before settling down. I think the latter is far more sensible. Statistics show that single men die earlier while single women live the longest. Hmmmm! Say no more!
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reisalckhrt

  2 months ago
Yeah i agree on this. Sometimes people base their happiness on what the tradition is and not what they really want. It’s always depends on the preference of a person.
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gilliej

  2 months ago
Everyone is different and can do what they want to when they want to. If they want to get married then they will get married if they don't want to get married then they wont get married. Some people rush into things like getting married and then later on regret their decisions.
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KT051

  2 months ago
Depends on where you are at and the people in your life.
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ForeverYoung50

  2 months ago
I'm happily married and can't imagine life single! But each to their own way of life... just be content and happy with your choice! :-)
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WoodyP

  2 months ago
I think it just depends on the person, there's no pressure these days to get married not like in the 60s and earlier. I have been much happier married than single although it did take more than one attempt - third time lucky.
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