There’s never been a better time to be single

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“Marriage is a healthy manor, ” British specialist William Farr wrote in 1858, in one of the first studies to conclude that married people were better off than their single copies. “The “individuals ” is more likely to be wrecked on his trip than “peoples lives” joined in matrimony.”

The ensuing decades have done little to dissuaded social scientists of their certainty that single people were doing themselves a disservice. Until now. In 2017, it was that conviction that got wrecked.