May 17, 2011
HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY RELATIONSHIP: Drink together! “Forget an apple a day to keep the doctor away. We’re more likely to follow this new rule: A drink a night with your boyfriend keeps relationship problems at bay. That’s what researchers at the University at Buffalo are claiming after examining the results of a recent study. They found that couples who have a cocktail or two (or even three) together reported feeling ‘increased intimacy and decreased relationship problems the next day’ as compared to boyfriends and girlfriends who drink apart or don’t drink at all.”
UPDATE: Several readers say that George Thorogood was right. “If you don’t start drinkin’, I’m gonna leave.”
Meanwhile, I’m remembering this British study. “The study also found that 75 per cent of women said they liked to drink before getting into bed with their husband or boyfriend. Some 6 per cent of women have never had sex while sober.”
So, drinking together means more sex. More sex means “increased intimacy and decreased relationship problems the next day.” It all makes sense!