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Experts say married people are generally happier. What do you think?

Asked by Hollister0221 (502points) April 15th, 2008 from iPhone
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syz's avatar

Well, they certainly live longer – is that a measure of happiness?

Hollister0221's avatar

I’m not sure u can say living longer and being happy are the same in one. Some people may die younger but lived good played hard and had fun

Alina1235's avatar

I’m very happy I got married

shockvalue's avatar

I’d say the experts are all single.

cwilbur's avatar

I think people in a good marriage are likely to be happier than single people. People in a bad marriage are likely to be less happy. If people in bad marriages get divorced and return to the single state, I think it’s entirely possible that the average married person is happier than the average single person.

This doesn’t mean it’s better to be married than single, however.

simone54's avatar

Chris Rock said it well.

“Those are choices you got in life, man. You could be married and bored or single and lonely. Ain’t no happiness nowhere. Married and bored or single and lonely.”

Hollister0221's avatar

well said simone54

b's avatar

Depends on the marrage. I am much happier being divorced.

Babo's avatar

Happiness is an attitude. Your surroundings are irrelevant, really.

wildflower's avatar

Happiness is a personal thing and therefore not necessarily linked to marriage – some people like marriage others don’t – some people are happily married (perhaps for the 5th time) and others happily divorced…...

judochop's avatar

I have to say that I am a very happily married man and that I can’t imagine my life without my wife. She is the most rockin, sexy, hell of a lady this side of anything.

Hollister0221's avatar

now that’s what I like to here

mzgator's avatar

I am happier married to my husband, than I would be alone or with someone else. When he is out of town for work, I feel like I am lost. He is my best friend.

I think people in good marriages are happier than those alone.

Hollister0221's avatar

I agree. I also agree some people just dont mix with other people

boffin's avatar

Happy happy , Joy joy…
And @Babo the surroundings only add to our happiness…..

lapilofu's avatar

I’d be interested in seeing the source for the question’s assertion.

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