That’s right, everyone needs to stop worrying about the single people, they're doing just fine and in fact, they're probably cooler than the rest of us.
A new survey released by Tinder, suggests that being single has never been cooler! Not content with the school of thought that the 'happily ever after' is everything in life, millennials are demanding inclusivity, freedom of expression, and freedom to do whatever they damn well please with their bodies and their future.
Of the 1,000 single 18-25 year olds surveyed about their attitudes on singledom and dating, 72 percent said they'd made a conscious decision to be single "for a period of time."
In fact, 81 per cent of respondents said that being single benefits them beyond their romantic lives — advantages like making new friends, being more dedicated to their work, and having more time for personal wellness.
Even more interestingly, the survey showed millennial women are increasingly more willing to prioritize their own needs ahead of dating, when compared to men: 25% of women say they feel empowered about not being in a relationship, whereas that number is only 17% for men.
And when it comes to actually settling down, young millennials have feels. In fact, 55% of those surveyed thought that other fellow singles were more fun and open to experiences than those in relationships. The fear of becoming boring in a relationship was A Very Real Thing for 39% of respondents in particular.
So too was the fear of being with the wrong person. According to the survey, 61% of women who felt uneasy about long-term relationships said they were worried they'd be settling with someone for the wrong reason—something only 46% of men agreed with. While 50% of women not hot on LTRs also said that they didn't want to lose their independence, only 46% of men suggested that for a reason to stay single.
And we mean, Tinder makes quite a convincing argument in their new "Single Is a Terrible Thing to Waste" campaign - promoting the single life as aspirational and adventurous in its own right.