Actually, I would have guessed. The ONS is the Office of National Statistics in the UK. This is from an article in the UK’s daily Telegraph:
The ONS has found that being married is 20 times more important to a person’s well-being than their earnings, and 13 times more important than owning a home.
The figures also indicate that having children has almost no impact on a person’s day-to-day happiness, although it does make them feel life is more ‘worthwhile’.
And it’s being married that matters, not just rooming together. And I also found this pretty well matching up with my own life cycle experience.
Overall, personal well-being is the highest for young and older adults, with those in middle age recording lower scores, the ONS found.
So for all you people in the prime of life, at least you have something to look forward to, if you remember to get married along the way.