Hoorah! Being single could be the secret to living longer than those schmucks with someone special in their lives.
Who knows? Maybe it's because, when you haven't got anyone to take you to the doctors, you make extra sure that you don't get sick. Maybe it's because you're less likely to catch germs when you haven't got someone's hand to hold or bed to share. Maybe it's because the stress of being in a relationship causes extra pressure on the brain, because love is a cancer, or simply because we're happier on our own.
Or... now I'm just throwing out ideas here... maybe it's none of those things.
Maybe, really, it's just that, when you get to 107-years-old, you realize that it's probably better not to live with regrets, and so you consider the things that you didn't do and you tell yourself that they're the reasons that you're still alive.
I'm not saying that's what Louise Jean Signore was doing when she made the claim this week on her 107th birthday... but, knowing me, that's what I'd do.
Let's hear what else she had to say (there's a lot more to it than just not marrying) and examine the lifestyle choices of the other oldest people in the world. Let's see if there are any noticeable similarities and try to determine, once and for all, if the key to a long life is down to good genetics, smoke-free lungs, singlehood, or a positive mental attitude.
My money's on loads of breakfast burritos and bike rides...