Staying in on a Saturday night to comb your cat is a blessing.

Forget all about Valentine's Day this year; being single ain't all bad.


National Singles Week (sometimes called National Unmarried and Single Americans Week) is observed each year during the third week of September. For 2017, National Singles Day has moved forward to coincide with it, now celebrated on September 23.


Dr. Bella DePaulo, of the University of California, once scoured 841 studies and found that single people are more fulfilled, sociable and self-sufficient than married people. The unattached are also more likely to keep better, closer relationships with friends and family.


Higher educated people statistically have more successful marriages, which is why many experts agree to stay single and wait until your late-20s or early-30s to hitch-up (if that’s even your bag). However, divorce rates for those who marry after 32 increase by about 5 percent each year thereafter.


Married people are more likely to get fat, this at least according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Other research has found that singles are far more likely to exercise than someone tied down, too — even more so if kids are involved.


According to a 2007 U.S. Census Bureau report, 56 million Americans claimed to have always been single — accounting for about 60 percent of the adult unmarried population.


Nearly 60 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 were married in 1960. Only 20 percent of adults within the same age group are married today.