2 thoughts on “Some Suggestive Evidence for the Resilience of People Who Choose to Be Single

  • December 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Why didn’t the scholar study singles from different age groups?
    Why just the past 6 months? Six months is a very short time, almost nothing.
    Did the scholar check if the singles wanted to be with a specific person they fancied or had lost, for example, or just wanted to be coupled in general?
    What does “romantic loneliness” mean? How did the scholar define that feeling?
    How did the scholar know that the anxiety and insomnia was because of being single, and not because of exams or other kinds of studies or life related stress?
    I’m not a scholar, maybe I just don’t understand, I apologize, but it’s so frustrating that singles studies leave so many questions unanswered.

    • December 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      I agree with you, Elizabeth. I am a scholar, and I also think that a wider range of age groups should have been studied, and that a criterion of more than 6 months would have been worthwhile (and esp with older people).


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