It might be time to delete your dating apps for good. A new survey conducted in New Zealand and reported on Eurekalert found that out of 4,000 people polled, those who didn’t actively seek out relationships because of a conflict phobia were just as happy as those who did. People who are fearful of disagreements felt comforted by the assurance that no relationship means no conflict.


But those who had these tendencies were, obviously, more inclined to be unhappy if they found themselves in relationships. This attitude within a relationship contributed to anxiety, loneliness, dissatisfaction with life and a focus on past negative conflicts.


In the United States, singles now outnumber married people. A reported 51% of us are flying solo! And why not? We know there are plenty of benefits to doing your own thing for awhile, like figuring out your true passion or traveling.

What’s your secret single behavior? Tell us in the comments!