Shed a tear for the single woman. She’s sitting at home alone, staring longingly at her phone and sobbing into her pillowcase.
Or is she?
According to a recent study by Pew Research Centre and Happify, the lonely singleton is about as mythical as a Game of Thrones episode.
Single people are more likely to connect with their friends, parents, siblings and neighbours – and provide and receive help from them. Such acts of altruism are proven to boost mental health. In short, helpers are happier.