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(Yahoo)   Listen up all you Fark Singles™, married folks really are a lot happier than you are, no matter how much you try to deny the truth of your miserable, lonely existence. Have a nice day   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line 329
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2009-04-12 09:34:40 AM  
It is best to lie to yourself. If you do it long enough you will believe it. I do what i want, with who i want, when i want, do you?
 
2009-04-12 09:36:11 AM  
'Single' != not married.
 
2009-04-12 09:37:06 AM  
It's true!

We don't even have to leave the house to be turned down for sex.
 
2009-04-12 09:39:05 AM  

Been married, cohabited and lived alone. Quite happy alone, thank you very much. Screw you Pew.

i236.photobucket.com

 
2009-04-12 09:40:11 AM  
I have a very happy marriage with my wife and her girlfriend.
 
2009-04-12 09:42:46 AM  
They say married men live longer. Not true. It only seems longer.
 
2009-04-12 09:43:01 AM  
Came for the pew-pew cat and can now leave satisfied.
 
2009-04-12 09:48:12 AM  
Well, you forgot the best part about being married which is um ... yeah, lemme bookmark this thread for later. I'm sure there's SOMETHING.
 
2009-04-12 09:48:37 AM  

eddyatwork: They say married men live longer. Not true. It only seems longer.


Hey, that's great. Did you just read that off of a dollar store coffee mug?
 
2009-04-12 09:50:23 AM  
Did your wife write that headline for you?
 
2009-04-12 09:59:26 AM  
"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. " - Henny Youngman
 
2009-04-12 10:00:21 AM  
My unscientific survey of every married guy I've ever known says the poll and headline are wrong.
 
2009-04-12 10:03:50 AM  
yeah, well. . . if you're so HAPPY, what are you doing on Fark?? huh?
 
2009-04-12 10:07:50 AM  
Marriage might very well make me happy, but what about the
poor gal who would be stuck with me?
 
2009-04-12 10:11:40 AM  
ActionReplayNick: "'Single' != not married"

I know quite a few couples who are "married" in the true sense of the word, who have never been before a judge or man of the cloth...

Some of those were by choice, some are restricted legally. Either way, they embody the meaning of devoted love much deeper than their married equivalents.
 
2009-04-12 10:15:43 AM  

daywin: t is best to lie to yourself. If you do it long enough you will believe it.


I think that applies to both single and married people.
 
2009-04-12 10:16:04 AM  
So, the wife was watching you submit this, huh?
 
2009-04-12 10:17:48 AM  
#1 cause of divorce.
 
2009-04-12 10:20:40 AM  
Why is this is a surprise? Anyone who's been in a good relationship knows it makes you happier. Is someone trying to argue relationships are bad?

I would like to see a study which compared married people to couples of the same length which aren't married.
 
2009-04-12 10:21:07 AM  
daywin: I do what i want, with who i want, when i want, do you?

Yup. And probably a lot more often than you.

So what is your point?

/married.
 
2009-04-12 10:41:44 AM  
Overall, parents are happier than adults who have no children, but this gap disappears once a person's marital status is considered. That is, married people with children are about as happy as married people without children. And unmarried people with children are about as happy as unmarried people without children.

SUCK IT BREEDERS... Seriously I hate it when people get all high and mighty about how us non-breeders are missing out on something super-special-awesome and how our lives are miserable and empty because we don't get want to experience raising children. Nice to know they can go STFU now ;P
 
2009-04-12 10:49:54 AM  
There are Fark Singles now and some sort of constant dispute that I've missed ?
 
2009-04-12 10:51:26 AM  
Talon: I hate it when people get all high and mighty about how us non-breeders are missing out on something super-special-awesome and how our lives are miserable and empty because we don't get want to experience raising children.

Ditto.

/childfree
 
2009-04-12 10:56:45 AM  
I'm betting they would get a different answer if they interviewed the married people separately...
 
2009-04-12 10:57:03 AM  
Unhappy and single just means you don't know how to spend your disposable income and free time.
 
2009-04-12 11:01:32 AM  
As always, we're just biding our time until you break up and we start banging your ex.

/didn't realize this until I actually started banging your ex
 
2009-04-12 11:08:56 AM  
Why make one miserable when you can make a dozen happy, am I right ? Happily married for 18 years.
 
2009-04-12 11:31:12 AM  
40Below: Well, you forgot the best part about being married which is um ... yeah, lemme bookmark this thread for later. I'm sure there's SOMETHING.

Filing joint taxes usually means a lower tax rate. Sorry, that's all I've got.

The best wedding anniversary present I ever received was my finalized divorce decree.
 
2009-04-12 12:00:55 PM  

DamnYankees: Anyone who's been in a good relationship knows it makes you happier.


Maybe it makes you happier. Me personally, I'm fine either way.

When I have a girlfriend that's great, but when it's just me, myself, and I that's just as good too.
 
2009-04-12 12:03:43 PM  

PacersJAM3s: Maybe it makes you happier. Me personally, I'm fine either way.

When I have a girlfriend that's great, but when it's just me, myself, and I that's just as good too.


I said "good relationship". Of course its easy to have a girlfriend or spouse you don't like very much or it has no affect. Of course I don't know you so I have no idea what kind of emotional state you have, but as a matter of human evolution, we're sort of meant to be with someone. Part of our basic psychology.
 
2009-04-12 12:05:56 PM  

FredaDeStilleto: 40Below: Well, you forgot the best part about being married which is um ... yeah, lemme bookmark this thread for later. I'm sure there's SOMETHING.

Filing joint taxes usually means a lower tax rate. Sorry, that's all I've got.

The best wedding anniversary present I ever received was my finalized divorce decree.


Well, married people get lower car insurance rates. That's all I can think of.
 
2009-04-12 12:35:09 PM  

Mordant: There are Fark Singles now


Are they related to Kraft Singles?
 
2009-04-12 12:52:53 PM  
Fark Singles™, like Fark Indpendents™?
 
2009-04-12 12:53:00 PM  

Talon: Overall, parents are happier than adults who have no children, but this gap disappears once a person's marital status is considered. That is, married people with children are about as happy as married people without children. And unmarried people with children are about as happy as unmarried people without children.

SUCK IT BREEDERS... Seriously I hate it when people get all high and mighty about how us non-breeders are missing out on something super-special-awesome and how our lives are miserable and empty because we don't get want to experience raising children. Nice to know they can go STFU now ;P


And this post shows why non-breeders don't want children: it's because they emotionally still ARE children.
 
2009-04-12 12:53:30 PM  
I guess they might be until the divorce that is then they are just as miserable as everyone else, if not more
 
2009-04-12 12:54:16 PM  
Yeah, okay. The only thing I'm pissed off about married folks is that they get tax breaks.
 
2009-04-12 12:55:11 PM  

ducTape: Did your wife write that headline for you?


You Win.
 
2009-04-12 12:55:27 PM  

Kublai Khan: Mordant: There are Fark Singles now

Are they related to Kraft Singles?


That's cheesy.
 
2009-04-12 12:55:53 PM  
Trademark headline trifecta?
 
2009-04-12 12:56:41 PM  
In marriage, the only thing that sucks is the relationship.

Single men don't live as long as married men butt, married men are more willing to die.
 
2009-04-12 12:57:26 PM  

Kublai Khan: Mordant: There are Fark Singles now

Are they related to Kraft Singles?


On their mothers' side.
 
2009-04-12 12:57:41 PM  

OLD FARTK: In marriage, the only thing that sucks is the relationship.

Single men don't live as long as married men butt, married men are more willing to die.


How long does a married man's butt live?
 
2009-04-12 12:57:53 PM  
TM trifecta in play?
 
2009-04-12 12:58:19 PM  
Insert obligatory "I don't have kids therefore look at all the more stuffs I get" cries from selfish, lonely people.

/doesn't have kids
//plans to
/if it were that simple, why do you think people keep having kids
 
2009-04-12 12:58:31 PM  

daywin: It is best to lie to yourself. If you do it long enough you will believe it. I do what i want, with who i want, when i want, do you?


Yes.

Except for the part about doing Sean Bean. But if I should ever catch him in these parts, well, hubby said it was okay as long as I don't brag about it.
 
2009-04-12 01:00:07 PM  
Dude every guy who's married and has a brain has told me "oh she doesnt do such and such stupid shiat? Wait til yer married..."
 
2009-04-12 01:00:38 PM  
Ok, I'm with turtleking. The TMs have to stop.
 
2009-04-12 01:01:46 PM  
Yahoo News: the only place to get the latest one paragraph write-ups of three year-old studies.
 
2009-04-12 01:02:19 PM  
cowsspinach: The only thing I'm pissed off about married folks is that they get tax breaks.

Not true. I did taxes and saw that a married couple without children under 18 actually pays more in taxes. I remember doing the taxes for an elderly couple who were heartbroken to announce they lived in sin (their words) because it would have farked up both their Social Security pensions and made less money if they actually tied the knot. That's messed up big time.
 
2009-04-12 01:02:45 PM  
Psychologists now understand that we manufacture our own happiness. It is much easier to do this if you're married, because when shiatty things happen, you have someone to blame besides yourself. ;)
 
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