Science Says Drinking With Bae Can Help Your Relationship!
Drinking is never the solution to your problems, but it’s always worth a shot.
From experience, I tend to think that getting obliterated with your boyfriend or girlfriend is not always the greatest idea. It’s no fun when my boyfriend gets hammered and I have to take care of him while he pukes. It was also no fun when me and my ex would both black out and fight about things that we wouldn’t even remember the next morning.
But, we might be wrong. In fact, it turns out that drinking with your partner could contribute to a happier and longer relationship, according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Series.
Granted, this study was done on married couples who had been together for an average of 33 years, which isn’t exactly the same as your current boo thing of three months that you met on Bumble, but like, the couples studied had probably been drinking together since they met, so it’s kind of the same thing.
If you don’t drink, have no fear, the study also showed that couples who both don’t drink had happy and long relationships, the problems really arose when one partner drank frequently and the other did not. This isn’t really a surprise, because the only thing less fun than being sober is being sober and having to deal with your drunk-ass boo thang licking your face and falling out of the Uber.
One of the leaders of the study, Dr. Kira Birditt, explained to Reuters that the findings may have to do with the fact that couples that spend more leisure time together have better marital quality. She also mentioned that it’s not how much you drink, it’s simply whether or not you drink. So sorry, this isn’t an excuse for you and your boo to split a box of wine anymore than it is an excuse for you two to have one glass.
Unfortunately, no matter how valid this evidence is, you know your relationship best. If you’re the type to get hammered and go through your partner’s phone and bitch them out incoherently, maybe you shouldn’t take this study too seriously. But, if you thought that getting wifed up meant that your drinking days were over, think again.