Turns out that whole wedding-turns-oafish-male-into-Mr.-Responsible idea that powered so many of Judd Apatow's early movies has some science to it. A researcher at Michigan State University took a look at some twin studies and worked out that, among identical twins, the ones who got married were more socialized than the ones who didn't. And it barely needs to be added that unless a man has the raw-nerd brainpower of Bill Gates, sociability is a key to being able to get, keep and be promoted to a good job.
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You probably already know that married people on the whole are healthier, wealthier and have more satisfying sex lives than singletons or divorced people. You also already know that, absent some serious conflict, your kids would probably prefer it if you stuck together. And even if you were to split, whoever you married next would probably have equally annoying habits as your current spouse. So herewith, five reasons to get or stay married you probably haven’t heard of.