Home alone

It is estimated that by 2021, over 35% of all households will be people living alone. Single-person households now account for 29% of all homes, up from 18% in 1971, and this trend is expected to continue.But contrary to the stereotype of lonely old spinsters and playboy bachelors, 96% of those polled in a survey for Unilever say it’s good to live on your own before settling down. Indeed, 51% of people aged between 25 and 34 believe solo living is a temporary stage, and 77% say moving in with a partner is the most likely reason to change.