For couples, 59% are either taking turns paying or splitting the bill for that tiramisu. Only 30% of singles are coughing up any cash for their linguini alfredo.

And the winner is: Singles. Think of all the money they’re saving by not paying for those cocktails and dinners.

Who’s Working Harder?
True, a big portion of our lives might be taken up with dating or a significant other, but we do have other interests. Most of us have careers, but who’s clocking more time at the office?

Singles are more likely to put in more than 40 hours a week (34% do) and less likely to be unemployed (only 7% are). Couples tend to head home right at quitting time, 48% work the standard eight-hours, or not work at all (16% are unemployed).

Of course, there are some pros and cons to both situations. Singles don’t have anyone whining about them missing dinner or waiting for them to come home, so they’re able to put in the overtime and maybe advance up the ladder a little quicker. Couples may have more of a need to head home earlier and thus not get the over-achieving reputation of their unpaired colleagues, but they also have a partner as a sort of financial cushion (which would explain why so many aren’t bringing in any income of their own.)

And the winner is: Singles. In the end we say it’s better to rely on your own money and if you enjoy your job and want to work more, it’s nice to have the freedom to do so.

Who’s having more fun with their down-time?
Couples seem to envy all the free time singles have and singles seem to wish they had someone to spend time with. But who really is better off?

Most couples are happy to have someone to spend time with (63%) and only 11% wish they had more time to themselves. You would think that would mean singles are losing this one, but not necessarily. 43% say they love their alone time and another 40% say it’s overrated. It seems that cuddling on the couch with someone can be just as much fun as reading a book or watching a movie solo.