Over 25 and single – should you feel frantic?
There is nothing more complicated than the relationship between age and status. These two factors influence your well-being, because once you are older than 25, you start wondering if you should worry because you are still single. The society suggests that there are only two options, you either get married and get fat, or more exactly you dedicate your entire life to your family, or you stay single and die with a young heart. Well, it is not easy to live without a having a significant other, but it does not mean that you should worry, there are countless cases of people who found their soulmate after 30 years old.
You have a career, you have amazing friends, you are healthy, and you are smart, but you consider that it is not enough, because everyone tells you that you lack a romantic partner. Now, when we are living in a world when women can be queen and presidents, your happiness should not rely on your relationship status.
You have to understand that every person is different. If you want to know how being single after 25 will affect you here are some ideas. Who knows, you may even want to fly solo forever after you read the article.
You have a few chances to gain weight
More and more people are dealing with extra weight issues. But studies show that the persons who are in a happy relationship are the ones who have greater chances to become overweight. People tend to gain weight a couple of years after they get married or they have a serious relationship. Experts state that they neglect their look, because they no longer feel the pressure to attract someone, and they complacent with their appearance.
For example, the women who are dealing with weight issues, and they want to lose pounds before their wedding, have great chances to become overweight after the wedding. Being single keeps you motivated to exercise and pay attention to what you eat.
You may become the subject of stigma, but not for a long period
Often, the persons who are older than 25 and still single state that they are stigmatised, because they did not manage to find a romantic partner. This stigma can have a negative effect on your health. It is important to avoid the persons who put a stigma on you, because studies show that nowadays around 50% of the over 25 years old people worldwide are single. The majority of adults are unmarried, and some of them plan not to get involved in a relationship that implies great commitment. The number of people who are over 25 and are single is in a continuous growth, so it will be quite difficult people to stereotype in the close future. There are so many people who are single and happy, you only need to find the right groups to fit it. If your present relationships are toxic, then the best way to get rid of stigma is to search for new ones. Live your single life joyfully and fully, because there are great chances this to be the best part of your life.
Surgery over 25 can be more dangerous
But surgery over 25 is dangerous for both single and married persons. It does not matter what your relationship status is, every surgery has its risks, and the only thing that can be better when in a relationship is that you know that there will be someone to help you recover. Some studies state that single persons are more likely to experience side effects of surgeries because they are more pessimistic than married persons are. Also, single persons are more likely to be smokers, and this is one of the factors that lead to surgery complications. However, these studies do not have definitive results; they were focused on a small number of people, so the results can be considered subjective.
People get depressed at the age of 25
25 is an age that tends to affect people’s emotions, both single and married. They consider that their time is limited. Numerous people start feeling depressed at the age of 25. Do you wonder why?
- They ask themselves where they are at this age. The day you hit 25 you start asking yourself what you have done so far in your life and if you had any progress in your personal and professional life. People have the misconception that 25 is close to 30 and they have to compare themselves with their friends. If they have fewer reasons to consider themselves successful, they are prone to experience depression.
- They ask themselves what they are doing at this moment. Once you hit 25, there are great chances you to ask yourself what your purpose in life is, especially if you are single. Only because you do not have an already established purpose, and you are having the best time of your life, it does not mean that you should allow depression to conquer your life. Many people find their direction later in life, so you should not worry about this aspect.
- They ask themselves why they are still single. This may be a question you regularly ask yourself. Many people are afraid of getting old without being able to share their life with someone. Finding someone to marry should not be considered your most important goal in life. Do not be one of the persons who are depressed and become addicted to substances only because they consider themselves single and unhappy. More and more people over 25 are dealing with drug abuse because they are feeling lonely. Drugs only make their emotional state worse.
- They ask themselves how the rest of their life will be. Many people need directions to live their life, especially over 25, because they become adults, and they graduate from college. Having a job is not enough for them, they want to follow the examples of their parents, who were married and had children at 25. The fact that you do not know yet what your direction in life should be, it does not mean that you should become depressed.