Why singles and couples annoy each other

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    Feb 14, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, science has revealed the reason why coupled people pity singles and why singles think couples are boring.

    It turns out that no matter your relationship status, people just don't think outside their own experiences very well.

    According to the new research people believe their own life status is best for everyone. This is most true for people who think their status is unlikely to change — those singles who can't imagine settling down, for instance, or the married couple who would never break up.

    "We often become evangelists for our own lifestyles," the study researchers write in an upcoming article in the journal Psychological Science. "When it comes to our relationship status, we are rarely content to simply say, 'being single works for me' or 'being in a relationship suits my disposition.'"

    This tendency could lead us to judge others even in non-romance areas of life, the researchers found...


    http://todayhealth.today.com/_news/2013/02/13/16952219-why-singles-and-couples-annoy-each-other?lite
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    Feb 14, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    I am not annoyed by single folks so I do not fit with this research. I was single, although that was a long time ago, but I think it was great so why would single folks annoy me now.
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    Feb 14, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    alexander7 saidI am not annoyed by single folks so I do not fit with this research. I was single, although that was a long time ago, but I think it was great so why would single folks annoy me now.

    I hope I don't fall into this profile, either. I believe there are naturally single people, and naturally marrying people (or whatever kind of LTR they choose). Live and let live.

    I'll offer advice to single guys who say they're unhappy with what they have, and who want to have a relationship. Or to others who aren't happy in an existing relationship. But there's no set rule for everyone. Whatever works is my motto.

    But I have been subjected to pressure from straight married couples to become married like them, particularly when I was an Army Officer. And I caved to conformity, especially when I realized that otherwise my orientation would have been questioned, at peril to my career. icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 14, 2013 8:58 PM GMT
    Well my experiences in life and views are soley reserved to benefit me and I try my best not 2 impose those onto anyone without them asking of course lol...and I fiercely guard against ppl trying 2 impose theirs onto me, I appreciate sum1 who knows what's best for them but not sum1 who thinks they know what's best for me....advice and suggestions should just be that and not tried to be dictated as law
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    It actually took "research" to figure this out?

    Damn...researchers must be picking the bottom of the barrel to publish something. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 15, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    It's not been an issue for me. I'm sitting next to my bf right now. He's watching TV and I'm on my phone, and we already know we're boring!! But there's snow outside, so being boring is a good idea right now.icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    3148columbus said
    southbeach1500 said
    ART_DECO saidBut I have been subjected to pressure from straight married couples to become married like them, particularly when I was an Army Officer. And I caved to conformity, especially when I realized that otherwise my orientation would have been questioned, at peril to my career. icon_sad.gif


    Right.... you didn't know you were gay all that time you were married - or so you've said in the past. Now you change your tune and are saying you "caved to conformity" and got married otherwise your career would be in "peril" - so which is it?



    Southbeach, you beat me to this! The best laugh of the day---
    And he's also offering relationship advice? The second laugh of the day.


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