If findings of a new research were to be believed, both men and women who have not yet tied the knot have one more reason to smile about: their pockets seem to be better off.
Analysis by price comparison website Confused.com showed that married couples tend to spend Dh13,000 (£2,340) more a year compared to their single peers.
In terms of living costs, for example, couples spend a little over Dh1,000 a month more than those who are going solo - couples spend, on average, Dh5,600 a month, more than double the Dh4,500 monthly expenditure by single consumers.
When it comes to household costs, such as rent, mortgage, bills, the married ones spend Dh3,000 more a month.
Published: Gulf News- June 7,2015