New research published online in Personal Relationships explores attachment styles and its association with overall life satisfaction among single people.
The study involved more than 1,900 single participants who were asked for their input on life satisfaction.
“In this research, single participants completed measures of attachment security as well as measures of life satisfaction, satisfaction with singlehood, and desire for a romantic partner,” the study reads.
“The data suggested that higher levels of attachment avoidance and attachment anxiety were both associated with lower levels of life satisfaction as well as satisfaction with singlehood,” according to the study.
The findings conclude that individual differences in attachment security might be beneficial for predicting well-being among singles.