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From YourTango.com.

We all know what a crucial role alcohol plays in getting people together. It lends men courage, and it lends women the kind of forbearance that makes that courage endearing rather than annoying. Social lubricant, amiright? In any case, the American Sociological Society has just published a study which states that women drink more when married than when single, while men actually drink less after they’ve tied the knot.

Our buddies at HowAboutWe have discussed some of the ins and outs of these findings, but the gist is that these “typical” marriages, in which the women drink more and the men drink less, are happy ones. The study looked at data gathered from thousands of Wisconsinites and the researchers conducted comprehensive interviews with 120 people (ideally also cheeseheads).

 

Find out why scientists think this is the case at YourTango.com.

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