“Fear of being alone can skew your priorities. A recent set of studies found that people who were afraid of being single...were more likely to prioritize being in a relationship over the quality of that relationship or a potential partner. 

Could it be that people who are afraid of being single are happier in lower-quality relationships because of their lower standards—that for them, any relationship is better than none at all?

Not likely. The researchers found that fearful participants in bad relationships were just as depressed and lonely as fearful participants who were single.”

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