Single guys just admitted something that definitely won’t help their relationship status.
A British study looked at how often adults change their bed linen and found “significantly poorer hygiene than women” in single men.
Almost half (45%) of single men in the UK admitted they wait up to four months to wash their bed linen, while a further 12% said they wash them as soon as they remember – which is even longer could be.
Unsurprisingly, once they were in a relationship, their bedding was changed more frequently, most likely because women do the bulk of housework, according to a recent study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The rough and worrying results were originally shared by bedding retailer Pizuna, who commissioned the survey in April last year.
However, they were recently republished by the BBC, which called for ending the “shocking habit” of single men in 2023.
As a result, disgust erupted on social media, with many women pointing out, “Maybe that’s why they’re single?”
“Huge red flag, I’d rather stay single,” complained one.
“How about home economics classes for men so women don’t have to educate them!! Division of labor is still an issue,” raged another.
One quipped: “So you recommend dating men with partners? To make sure the sheets are clean?”
Many men sneered at the results in the comments, teasing the study was single-handedly “shamed,” while others joked that certain tricks made them “longer.”
“Actually I get 8 months…just flip it and it’s brand new…save water and electricity…just do my part for the planet,” one commented.
“You can get another 4 months if you flip it,” noted another.
It even went so far as to say, “Once a month when I was single. Now my wife does the job.”
However, the cheerful attitude angered women even more, with some stating that it highlighted common problems in heterosexual relationships.
“Notice that the men’s comments are distractions, jokes and other nonsense?! Please google how to become a grown adult,” said one woman.
“These clowns are going to die alone because they don’t have the confidence to understand that the toilet doesn’t flush itself,” said another.
“What’s the matter with so many men? Seems many don’t follow basic hygiene, from simply washing your hands after using the toilet to something like that,” mused another.
Even the boys chimed in, calling out the habit, labeling it “disgusting” and “filthy.”
“C’mon guys, at least once a week,” one guy explained.
“Not me! There’s no excuse for that,” another guy commented.
As one said: “Make it better guys. This is dirty behavior.”
The study found that women were far better off changing their sheets more regularly, with 62 percent cleaning their sheets every two weeks.
Meanwhile, couples claimed to do theirs every three weeks.
According to experts, we need to wash our sheets every week because dead skin cells and body oils quickly build up, which can attract dust mites.
Originally published as a study, the study shows that nearly half of single men have a “gross” bed sheet habit