Singleness and Life Expectancy

“A single man’s life expectancy is equal to the man who smokes two packs of cigarettes a day.”

Hmm, I don’t remember exactly where I read this research result and every time I think about it, it gives me goosebumps.

“Every cigarette reduces a life of a person by 11 minutes,” says US National Library of Medicine.

This too gives me a chill because I know many people who are still smoking cigarettes.

Well, putting the above two study findings together, we find something like “every year or month, there is a certain amount of health a man loses if he stays single”.


Most science findings prove that God is Right and God’s ways are the only ways which guarantee human beings enduring and lasting health, peace and joy.

So, again, science in a way is saying that getting married for a man is not a luxury but a necessity for a healthy living.

Simply put, if a man wants to live a healthy life, he has to get married. It is life threatening for a man to stay single.

I did not say that! Many studies did!

And can you just imagine how happy the devil will be whenever he sees the man, (“the Adam”) he hates passionately, dying without the devil doing anything to him? Yes, he is happy. He actually wants to see all “the Adams” to choose to stay single because that is where he finds them all in the right place to make them useful for NOTHING!

If you are a single man reading this, be a celibate if that is the call you received from the LORD. If that is not the case, get married as soon as you can.

But remember, marriage can also kill you faster than singleness unless you do marriage wisely, to fulfill the call of God. Pursue a woman for your own goodness; not so she will take care of you but so you will take care of her and die for her. Yes, that is your call! And following your call can only give you purpose in life and health, joy and a long life.

Otherwise you will be on your way which seems right to you but leads to death.

There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 16:25 NASB

It is a choice to be foolish or wise. Choose to be wise.

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” Proverbs 12:15 NASB ///

P. S. Amazingly enough, what the research results prove to be true about a single man can’t be applied to a single woman because a single woman in one way or the other receives societal support even when she is single. Her life quality may not be as good as a married woman but her life expectancy may not be affected as much. These also prove the fact that a man needs a “helper,” and a woman only finds meaning in her life when she marries and becomes a crown of her husband (Proverbs 12:4).