Make no mistake, there are plenty of benefits to living alone. Walking around naked as you please, pooping with the bathroom door open, and generally not having to deal with other people's bullshit are up there on the list. But that infinite personal freedom could end up having a negative effect on your diet, which makes a lot of sense, considering there's nobody around to police you for eating microwave noodle cups for eight days straight. Or worse.
A new study from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia finds that people who live alone, in fact, lack sufficient cooking skills and a partner who can help with shopping and making good decisions about food. Additionally, the rising cost of food and an all-around lack of motivation to get off our asses and cook something for loners led researchers to conclude that they have different -- and inferior -- eating habits. Oh, and men who live alone are more likely to have a poor diet than women who live alone, in case you had any doubts.