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Over 60, Single and Never Happier

·1 min

Around 30 percent of adults in the United States over the age of 50 are single, and many enjoy being on their own. Older singles were less likely to express a desire for a romantic relationship, and research suggests that people’s satisfaction with being single increases as they enter middle age. Dr. Bella DePaulo, a single 70-year-old social scientist, points out that being single in one’s 60s or beyond comes with self-awareness and self-assurance that come with age. Research suggests that self-confidence peaks between the ages of 60 and 70.