If it seems you are permanently single while everyone else around you is in a relationship, blame your DNA.
Scientists have identified a ‘singleton gene’, and found that those who have it are 20 percent more likely to be single than others.
It is thought that by lowering levels of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin, the gene makes people less comfortable in close relationships. This could make it harder to form them in the first place – or lead to break-up after break-up.
Plus, people with ‘singleton gene‘ are more likely to be neurotic and to suffer from depression. Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers said: ‘As pessimism and neuroticism are detrimental to the formation, quality, and stability of relationships, this connection between the G allele and psychological disorders might decrease carriers’ dating opportunities or lead to romantic relationship failure.’
Other scientists said that while genes will inevitably influence relationships, their role in most cases will be small.
Anyhow, who says being single can only be a bad thing?
In China, they even developed a day called Singles Day. It takes place in China on Nov. 11th every year, because the number ‘1’ resembles an individual who is alone. It started as an obscure ‘anti-Valentine’s’ celebration for single people in China back in the 1990s, but it has spawned into the world’s biggest online shopping day.
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