Published on December 21st, 2011 | by thetoolsman31
Why You Should Be Single.
Hey people, Toolsman here. 3 days to Christmas, 3 days to the end of the 12 Days of Christmas series and boy have we had some amazing posts. Make sure you don’t miss today’s episode by noon. It’s also 5 days to #TNC3 and I’ve gone from nervous to excited and now impatient. With all the
madness great stuff we have planned, I just can’t wait. Make sure you rsvp if you haven’t.
Now, on to today’s dialogue. Some of the regulars here know just how much of a sucker I am for statistics. Being a graphic artist, I know one thing that takes statistics a step further is translating statistics into infographics. Today’s post is reactionary. Yes. I’ve had it up to my ‘there’ with young women and even sometimes, men, who really, in my opinion, should have no business with marriage, dragging themselves into a lifetime commitment simply because of pressure from their family, friends, society.. blah blah blah… So, today’s post isn’t so much of a debate. Consider it as one of my Christmas deeds even.
I combed the internet to find an infographic on ‘why it’s good to be single’ with the hope that it ‘might’ help some of us out there stick to our guns and fend off unreasonable societal pressure. And for those who might say this post is contradictory to my recent post titled ‘why you are single’, erm.. well, this is me sticking my tongue at you..:p :p.
For those reading from their phones, if the image is too small for you to see , here’s what’s written on it.
One third of marriages end in 10 years.
- One-third are divorced within 10 years
- Two-third of marriages stay together.
45% of Americans over age of 18 are unmarried.
You’re not missing much action.
- The median adult gets intimate 2 t0 3 times a month.
Marriage makes you gain weight.
- Married people weigh on average, 6 to p pounds more than single people.
Average cost of Valentines day is $160.37 (N24,000)
- 44% of women are bothered if a man expects them to help pay.
About one out of 10 married adults say that they typically sleep alone.
- Couples suffer 50% more sleep disturbances if they shared a bed.
The average couple marrying for the first time now has a lifetime probability of divorce or separation somewhere between 40% – 50%.
Total costs couples who marry incur while dating: $40,441.92 (N6,066,150). Instead of dating, you could buy:
- 81 iPads
- 259 years of WorldCraft
- Over 9000 Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos
- 22,398 Godiva Signature Chocolate Truffles
S/o to the guys from Pimsleur for the infographic. Ok, so there you go. Got something to say? Agree or disagree? Use the comment box to speak your mind. Cheers.