Why Its Good To Be Single [Pic / Infographic]

Submitted by: icfire504 6 years ago

Depressed that you might be forever alone? Well then get a load of just how much money you"ll save
There are 104 comments:
Female 1,356
over 9000!!! i highly doubt that.
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Male 480
ipads, warcraft, coffee and chocolate? sounds like a party to me!
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Male 195
16 years on the first one. 4 years so far on the second. I will have my 4th kid in March. I do not worry about disease or if someone loves me. My little girl yell`s daaaaddeeee when I walk in the door. And $160.00 was just the valentines sushi bill. MMMM eel and mackerel.
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Male 1,526
Don`t try to patronize me internet! Makes me mad.
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Female 1,593
"But could you trade 259 years of WOW for a date? Doubtful."

My husband and I play Wow together. He was playing Wow long before we got married. And yes, I did know that he played Wow when we were dating. lol
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Female 235
@SvampeBob
Maybe getting married is pointless to you because no one wants to be with someone who can`t spell...
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Female 4,039
I like being married. And I`m just over ten years, so poop on this chart.
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Female 182
oooh Starbucks :)
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Male 92
But could you trade 259 years of WOW for a date? Doubtful.
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Male 218
The only thing I agree on is the 50% sleep disturbances. It might be because we sleep with our brood - two dogs and a cat, though. Oh, wait... we`re not legally allowed to get married.
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Male 3,076
there is nothing wrong with dating but geting maried is point less
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Male 1,623
This is not objective at all.
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Female 2,525
Marriage is an outdated practice. There`s just no need for it these days.
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Male 6,694
I love my wife.
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Male 716

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Male 15,510
That is lame, a good reason to be single is because 45% of the Americans are single )-|
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Female 525
I don`t ever want to get married. The only reason it`d happen is because the guy I love unconditionally needs to. I personally don`t care.
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Male 2,220
"So spend £100 on the wedding and the rest on a honeymoon or part of the cost of a home"

I wholeheartedly agree with the principle Angilion, though it`s not easy to keep things that cheap.

At mine we stretched to a case of Bolly, hire of a small folly for the ceremony and a cheap (but decent) reception at a local village hall with the bar layed on with a small float. Think the cost still racked up into low four figures.

The honeymoon however was a blinder, even if the ship broke down for a bit just south of Ushuaia.
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Female 30
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Female 70
Haha.This is pretty good. :)
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Female 1
You aren`t gonna spend 5,10,20K on the wedding. Your right about that, but the CEREMONY is what cost the money. You can`t always just go to the court house and get married for 50-100 anymore. Some states, like mine, have made it where you HAVE to be married in a church or other place like, idk, someones back yard.

Bottom line: somethings cost money, whether its a marriage ceremony or paying rent. Your gonna have things that cost money no matter what you do.
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Male 1,744
the only reason single people way less than couple`d people is because they want to look good to BECOME a couple. This was pretty dumb
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Female 11
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Male 77
i only have 255 more years of WoW /sadface
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Male 12,365
[quote]Wow. Ok yes you CAN get married for a little less than $100, but you also CAN live in a cardboard box.[/quote]

Which would be a useful analogy if spending a vast amount of money on a party actually made your marriage better to the same extent that living in a decent house is better than living in a cardboard box. But it doesn`t. Often it makes it worse because you`ve blown money on a party that you could have used for something useful or something fun for yourselves rather than other people.

And you`re missing a key point - you ALWAYS get married for free. You can`t spend 5,10,20K on a *wedding*, because a wedding is an exchange of vows (that`s what the word means). You`ll have to spend an admin fee to have the government register your wedding, but that`s just paperwork. Anything else you spend has nothing to do with the *wedding*
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Male 511
Why did they sneak a Pimsleur ad in the bottom?
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Male 102
Anyone who gets married is a masochist.
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Female 219
These are very crappy facts used to make a point. seems to me that they are trying to make marriage sound worse then it is and doing a crappy job at it if you really think about some of the facts on here it says 45% of Americans over the age of 18 are not married lol well theres a whole twelve years that people usually wait to get married before they choose to get married or find the right person, besides isnt is usually the younger the age at marriage the less likely it will survive.. that was just one ex i dont feel like typing anymore so ima leave it like that lol :D
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Male 586
LEARN A LANGUAGE IN 10 DAYS
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Female 322
lol at what newbzoorz said. Also my bf and I spend less than $10 on Valentine`s day.
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Male 217
The person who wrote this info chart wants to have 259 years of WoW? That pretty much explained this whole thing.
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Male 1,021
Without my wife I would be so hollow.
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Female 2,695
i like the tiny ad at the very bottom.
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Female 227
How `bout just marrying someone who isn`t materialistic?
Problem solved.
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Male 2,390
2-3 times a month. hehe. I got `intimate` twice today, and I`m married, and I sure as hell didn`t spend 40K$ on dating.
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Male 1,598
So instead of social interaction, I could get an iPad and as much WoW, Godiva truffles, and Starbucks as I want?!

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Male 51
Wow. Ok yes you CAN get married for a little less than $100, but you also CAN live in a cardboard box. Good luck finding a woman that will skip the ceremony, the extravagant parties, and all that jazz. Hell even I want all that fun stuff. Face it weddings are expensive and the useless poo associated with them are mandatory.
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Female 9,402
2-3 times a month? That`s more then what I get...
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Female 298
hmmm 81 ipads or marriage? ... i think i`m gonna go with the life-long companion. screw the ipads.
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Male 113
lol rammo34
didnt notice that
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Female 136
eurghh there are some girls who expect the guy to buy everything, my freind drove this girl arund brought her literally everything and then brought a new car and had a short amount of cash so she dumped him. charming huh?
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Female 136
"-I feel like the rest of the sentence would be "on the first date". I can`t imagine many women literally expect the gay to buy EVERYTHING."

hehehe :P
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Male 256
The median American adult gets intimate 2 to 3 times a month? Holy crap! That`s two more times than my house!!
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Male 2
I feel like I need to reply to this poorly-constructed "info graphic".
-I`m surprised to hear that 2/3 of marriages last more than 10 years... that seems like good news to me.
-Two to three times a month is probably normal for an adult... you`re not going to remain a teenager forever. And anyway, when you get married that lust you felt when you first met gets replaced by a deep sense of connection to another person.
-This one is silly... married people are oftentimes older than single people.
-I feel like the rest of the sentence would be "on the first date". I can`t imagine many women literally expect the gay to buy EVERYTHING.
-Many couples don`t sleep in the same bed for reasons other than personal differences - different schedules, snoring, ambient noises, etc - and they`re happier that way.
-Marriage is expensive... there`s no real way to combat this one. However, the quickest way to instantly double your monthly income is to get married
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Male 531
wow, thats weeeeeiiiiird
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Male 1,107
OVER 9000!
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Male 25,416
meh...
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Male 12,365
The key phrase being "plus extras". The cost of *the wedding* is nothing like that amount. It`s all the extras that account for virtually all of the cost.

A lot of it is the modern equivalant of the elaborate feasts here in England (and presumably elsewhere) in the later half of the medieval period and for a while afterwards - a display of wealth and therefore power.
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Male 4,547
Angillion:

Average cost of a wedding (plus extras) in Dubai is currently just shy of 2.8 million DHS, or about $762K.

I got married in the UK for about $300. Still <$3000 if you count plane tickets and taxi ride to the place and whatnot.
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Male 12,365
Or maybe spend it on fixing the bugs in IAB`s crappy comments facility.
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Male 12,365
The cost of a wedding thing really is bizarre.

Here are the costs in the UK:

Wedding: £0

Government acknowledgement of wedding on official records: £100

Anything else is just a party that doesn`t actually have anything to do with the wedding. If you want to spend more money than you can afford on a party for 100 people, you can do that any time. Why waste your wedding day on it? Why stress over arrangements *for other people*? If they want a party, they should organise it and pay for it and maybe you turn up for a bit before going somewhere else with your spouse. It`s your wedding day - why should it be mostly about other people?

If you`re people from wealthy and/or noble families and you`re both pawns being used to join the families, then it`s all about the families.

If you`re marrying from your own free choice, then it isn`t. So spend £100 on the wedding and the rest on a honeymoon or part of the cost of a hom
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Male 311
I love how that last fact caters to mac-boys, nerds, everyone who goes to Syracuse, and single women all at once
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Female 3,598
yeah... nice. world of warcraft... or you could be in a relationship and get laid every day. i don`t want to get married, but i`m not getting rid of my boyfriend any time soon either.
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Male 1,418
Benn together with my fiancee for about 12 years. Only reason we haven;t married yet - never had enough money for a decent wedding. That will be this November, lol.
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Male 514
Go into marriage with selfish expectations, get poor results, give of yourself to your partner and be willing to lose an argument will keep you married a long long time
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Male 740
The "Instead of Dating, You Could Buy" part makes me think this was made by a loser who couldn`t get in a relationship anyways.
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Male 10
Over 9000 Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos :-D
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Female 986
I`ll take 80 years of WoW and some coffee to go with it please. :P
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Male 304
X percent of statistics are made on the spot. Y out of Z people have trouble with fractions.
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Male 542
55% of people aged 18 and younger are married? Hm?
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Male 696
*sigh* I hate stats.

Why is it, if you put a percentage symbol in front of a number, people automatically take you seriosly?

"32% of WOW players that drink Starbucks Caramel Machiattos and share a bed with platonic roommates have chlamydia."

That`s science.

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Male 493
@Lamicraor It is nice that you`re the warm chewy center this world revolves around. However you are lucky, the majority of marriages in my circle have ended in divorce in less then 10 years.
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Male 322
yeah i`ve been in a serious relationship and am currently single, and although there may be a little extra cash in my pocket, i prefer the relationship.
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Male 3,619
@Lamiacraor

no one cares! go be a buzzkill somewhere else, us lonely people need a smile
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Male 541
we know atleast one infograph maker who isn`t getting any tail
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Male 243
Married and happy about it, guys. 259 years of WoW isn`t preferable.
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Female 231
What kind of people is this person getting their information from? First of all: my husband and I are "intimate" two times a day, we do not expect each other to spend much of anything on Valentines day unless it is food to cook at home, even after two kids I am STILL 110 lbs, I give my husband my money when he needs it, we sleep perfectly while sharing a bed, we BOTH buy any game we want because we are BOTH gamer nerds,we hate coffee, and we don`t buy chocolate unless we really need to. We have been married for six years and have dated for four years and we have not fought more then twice a year.
This graph is bull, so I hope it was meant to be funny.
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Male 650
Because you`re gonna have so much fuuuuun with those 259 years of WoW :P
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Female 1,205
@whoaheydude- yeah that makes sense. I guess I`m just not the type of girl who wants my guy to spend money like that. My engagement ring has my mom`s engagement ring diamond in it so we just pay for the band. Cutting corners is the key to happiness, and it`s more sentimental too.
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Female 1,205
the first one confused me. 2/3 of married couples stay together...why is that a plus for being single unless they are saying that marriage just sucks or something. Also, 40K on dating? You must be trying really hard to impress someone then. That seems made up. Where did these stats come from?
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Male 133
"read the sneaky fineprint> "who marry""

Absolutely not fine print..it`s written exactly the same as the rest of the statement.

As far as that being not true, if you believe that you are either the female the money is getting spent on, or a guy who doesn`t spend much money on his girlfriend. Christmases can easily set me back 500, birthdays another 500...vacations? Set aside maybe another 100 a week for dates, food, movies, etc. Engagement ring. 40,000 is not absurd at all. In fact, by my standards here, after 5 years of dating, I`d spend around 30,000 before vacations and a ring. So easily doable.
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Male 2,690
I love the over 9000 reference haha, other than that this fails and is obviously just made by someone that isn`t able to get any.
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Male 734
Yeah, over 40k in dating strikes me as a ridiculous number.
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Male 351
"44% of women like to enjoy emancipation, but only if it doesn`t cost them anything."

aint that the truth.
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Male 351
"How the hell do you spend $40K on dating? Does dating involve buying a Mustang?"

read the sneaky fineprint> "who marry" <means every single expense together or for the other was counted, up until the point of getting married. meaning pretty much everything you spend in the years you live together.

it`s easy to get to 40.000 if you count food, rent, clothing etc for at least 5 years as "dating period before marrying"
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Male 176
I love the faulty causation in "marriage makes you gain weight" when the statement is clearly correlational.
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Female 3,562
How the hell do you spend $40K on dating? Does dating involve buying a Mustang?
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Male 953
Hey it`s rough out there but you won`t meet anyone sitting behind that key board that`s for sure.
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Male 648
2 to 3 times a month is still 2 to 3 more times a month than I`m getting action as a single man. Thank you for reminding me how bad it feels to be forever alone. ;_;
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Male 526
@Green_Batman this, coming from a girl that usually doesn`t have to spend the money, is not very surprising.
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Male 56
I teach a radiology class where there is a study done on the average life expectancy for different situations.

They found on average, married men live 10 years longer than single men

They found on average that married women live 4 years longer than single women.

So yes, it may be more expensive to be married, and you may get woken up at night by sharing a bed.... but when those "wake ups" often lead to sex, then I think it is all worth everything about it.... and living 10 more years is a nice bonus
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Male 1,341
Eh... If I didn`t have my wife around I would be broke all the time.. She`s the good one with money.
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Male 491
If your not married who will make your sandwiches?
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Female 728
I think it`s silly to try to equate the amount spent dating with the number of things you could buy with that money. Unless you have a terrible time dating, you probably get much more enjoyment out of dating than you would out of the other things. You`re not just throwing that money at another person, you`re spending time with that person and, hopefully, having fun.
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Male 38
100% of all divorces begin with marriage.
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Male 405
@CinematicSky
How I wish I was you...
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Male 3,474
"Why is divorce so expensive? Because it`s worth it!!!"
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Male 77
There a whole lot of options between being single and being married. And yes it also involves inexpensive sex... :D
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Male 159
You learn fast Calummac...
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Male 2,332
44% of women like to enjoy emancipation, but only if it doesn`t cost them anything.
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Female 9
I dunno. I`ve been in my current relationship for 9 months and I probably haven`t paid over 20 bucks for the entire thing. I didn`t have to spend a thing for Valentine`s Day since all we wanted to do was hang out together and play xBox 360. And Valentine`s Day was the day before our anniversary so we used that day for both occasions. We`re easily entertained. :D
So yeah. I go with what Volsunga said. xD
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Male 11
Relationships that don`t end in breakup end in death.
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Female 1,441
Well said Volsunga.
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Male 2,796
I bought my left hand some rubbing lotion...
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Male 347
married people only have sex 3 times a month? thats me! and im single! f.uck this s.hit
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Male 341
All the money you`ll have to spent on prostitutes though
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Male 1,548
Thinking a human relationship is only worth the amount of dollars spent is why the divorce rate is so high.
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Male 10,440
lol @ the warcraft reference.
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Male 142
And that doesn`t even include the cost of the wedding
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Male 53
259yrs of wow....
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Male 2,586
Considering I just spent £3000 on a holiday with my girlfriend and she is now complaining that she had to pay for a few dinners while there, I`m siding with agreeing with this!
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Female 491
And gain weight because you`re alone and unloved.
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Male 121
OVER 9000!
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Male 341
Link: Why Its Good To Be Single [Pic / Infographic] [Rate Link] - Depressed that you might be forever alone? Well then get a load of just how much money you`ll save
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