Couples who get drunk together, stay together longer, according to study
Get those Champagne corks popping, people!
It turns out that getting drunk with your partner could be part of the secret to staying together longer, according to a study of nearly 3000 couples.
Drinking is often a means of de-stressing or 'breaking the ice' in social situations for many, but it could also strengthen your relationship, according to a study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychology Sciences.
Having surveyed nearly 3000 couples married on average for 33 years, research discovered that couples who drank together were far better off than those relationships where only one member of the relationship drank.
Speaking of one-sided drinking, if just one partner drinks heavily while the other abstains from drinking completely, it could have the opposite effect, and shorten a relationship.
It is important to note, however, that when both partners avoid drinking, similar results were recorded - they usually maintained happy and healthy relationships.
However, the results seem to have baffled researchers. Dr. Kira Birditt from the University of Michigan told Reuters that scientists "weren't sure" why the results were the way they were, however, their theory is that "couples that do more leisure time activities together have better marital quality."
So, if you're wondering what the secret to a loving relationship is, perhaps its time to crack open a cold one - so long as you share it with your other half!