It’s tempting to peek into the life of an ex lover, isn’t it? If only we could know for sure that this certain person is still single, that he or she never really moved on, we could be happy. But could we really?
You might want to think twice before snooping around Facebook. According to data taken from Match.com’s Singles in America study, which surveyed more then 5,500 single adults in 2015, people who do not keep tab on their exes via social media are 73% more likely to be happy than those who do.
That sounds like pretty solid evidence to us that checking his profile is a bonafide waste of time. So we suggest you go ahead and unfriend that former significant other, lest you be tempted to venture into digital voyeurism during a moment of wine, err, weakness.
While we’re at it, the study also found several other keys to happiness you might find insightful:
- Cooking, socializing over drinks, and sports/working out are the hobbies people most often cite as bringing them happiness
- Going out six nights a week made participants 536% more likely to be happy than those who don’t go out at all
- People who dine out are most likely to be happy (105%) while those who have fast food are most likely to be unhappy (60% less)
- El Paso is the happiest city
- Republicans are the happiest political party