It might be time to delete your dating聽apps for good. A new survey conducted in New Zealand and reported on Eurekalert聽found that out聽of 4,000 people polled, those聽who didn鈥檛 actively聽seek out relationships because of a conflict phobia聽were just as happy as those聽who did. People who聽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,聽singles now outnumber married people. A reported聽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聽traveling.

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