As if there weren't already enough pressure to settle down, a new study has found that being single can be very depressing -- financially speaking, that is.

The study of 2,000 adults, carried out by a price-comparison service company in the U.K. called uSwitch, found that singletons spend $382, 275 more on essentials over a lifetime than those living with a partner. And in case you were wondering, they're also unhappier, with two-thirds of those part of a couple saying they are better off compared to one in five people living alone.

Single people spend an average of $18,358 on the cost of housing and food, about half the average annual income of $36,656, which translates to them forking out $7,649 more a year than their coupled-up counterparts.