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Men aged 25-40What they like best about being single:

Making own decisions about how to spend money (71%)

Freedom to come and go as I please (66%)

Eat what I like, when I like (34%)

Making own decisions about how home looks (31%)

Enjoy own company (30%)

What they like least:

Not enough sex (27%)

No-one to talk to about everyday things (26%)

People assuming I want a partner (24%)

Not enough hugs (23%)

Eating out, leisure activities without a partner (20%)

Women aged 25-40What they like best about being single:

Making own decisions about how to spend money (69%)

Freedom to come and go as I please (65%)

Making own decisions about how home looks (52%)

Sense of achievement from coping alone (36%)

Enjoy own company (30%)

What they like least:

People assuming I want a partner (36%)

Having to provide for myself financially (34%)

Dealing with children’s day-to-day needs alone (31%)

No-one to talk to about everyday things (30%)

Worry about future finances (30%)