If you're looking for a sure-fire way to reduce your alcohol intake but you just like your nights out with the gals too much, well, researchers have finally found the answer - get married. Hur . . . ray?
According to a Swedish study that assessed marital status and the likelihood of drinking to excess, getting married may reduce the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder.
They found that married men were 60% less likely to drink to excess than single ones, and 71% of married women have a lower risk of drinking too much than single women. And so at this stage, we have to ask why single women are leaving their married friends out of all the fun?
The researchers suggest that this is down to the psychological and social parts of marriage, in particular, health-monitoring spousal interactions. Which basically means your partner will notice and won't be afraid to call you out if you’re drinking loads. Which is fair enough.
So there you have it. Getting married for love or money is a thing of the past. Nowadays it's all about marrying to avoid liver disease.