Friday 24 February 2017

Couples that drink together, stay together - though not drinking at all is even better

Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

A couple's tipping strategy has gone viral. Stock photo: Getty
A couple's tipping strategy has gone viral. Stock photo: Getty

Crack open the wine and pass around the beers. Apparently, couples who drink together have better relationships. It's not because the alcohol blurs the nagging or numbs the long boring tales of football matches or golf games, it's because married couples who have similar drinking habits tend to be happier than couples where only one partner drinks.

This may not seem like a huge discovery. After all, who wants to sit on a couch, stony cold sober, listening to their partner slurring as they tell the same story for the fifth time?

Does any man relish a sober night in sitting with his drunk, weeping partner, sobbing over the fact that in 1993, her ex-boyfriend told her she had chubby ankles?

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