A new study claims couples who drink together stay together…
Here’s a way to get your lady friend to join you in a beer or glass of wine: tell her it’s the key to a happy and long-lasting relationship!
It might sound like a line, but it’s the truth, at least according to a recent American study.
The research looked at the drinking habits and relationship satisfaction level of 2,500 couples over the age of 50 and over the span of a decade.
What they found was that marriages were happier and more likely to last if both partners drank alcohol.
The research suggested that quantity of alcohol was not important and that the reported happiness resulted as much from the shared activity undertaken while drinking – such as eating dinner or watching a movie – as from the alcohol itself.
“We’re not sure why this is happening, but it could be that couples that do more leisure time activities together have better marital quality,” said Dr Kira Birditt, who led the study at the University of Michigan.
The catch was that couples were also as happy if they both abstained — though you don’t need to mention that part of the study to your missus!