Some people treat being single like a bad smell that won’t go away. They think it’s a recipe for a lifetime of misery. And were a person to be so bold as to be happy and single, balancing the two with the kind of aplomb only seen by a unicycle-riding circus juggler, they’d have science to contend with, in the form of a broad swath of studies that appear to prove that married people are happier.

The problem: Those studies are flawed — at least according to Bella DePaulo, the author of “Singled Out” and a project scientist at University of California, Santa Barbara, who by her own description has … – All MarketWatch News – Personal Finance