The positives of a happy married life
David and John Gallacher from Cardiff University say that on average married people live longer.
They say that women in committed relationships have better mental health, while men in committed relationships have better physical health, and they conclude that, "on balance it probably is worth making the effort."
Men's physical health probably improves because of their partner's positive influence on their lifestyle and "the mental bonus for women may be due to a greater emphasis on the importance of the relationship", they write.
But the journey of true love does not always run smoothly, maintain the authors, pointing to evidence that relationships in adolescence are associated with increased adolescent depressive symptoms.
Dating expert Marni Kinrys discusses the different ways to find potential mates and which one is best for you.
Date 21-10-11, Duration 1:40, Views 2653
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