There are many reasons why people are single, whether they’re taking a break from dating, focusing more on their career, or just don't want a partner. Plus, there are many perks that come with being single, from developing new interests to getting to know yourself better. However, if you want more details on why Millennials are single, a new survey found out. Comet, a student loan refinancing company, surveyed 364 single employed Millennials without children, and they asked everything from what they would sacrifice for their career to their reasons for being single. For instance, according to Comet, studies show that 59 percent of Millennials are single or have never been married versus only 16 percent of Gen Xers and 10 percent of Baby Boomers. Wow, right?
At some point, everyone is or has been single, and there are many benefits of being single. “You can go and have any experience you want, whenever you want, and not have to worry about what someone else wants,” psychologist Dr. Nikki Martinez tells Bustle. “This is the time to travel on your own, to take a class just for fun, to do as many activities that you want, as you will not always have the chance to just pick up and do what you feel like. It is not that a partner holds you back, it is that in good relationships, you make decisions as a couple.”
All that said, here’s what Comet found when it came to determining the top 11 reasons why single Millennials are single.