Study: Married Couples Are More In Love Than You Think


Caitlin Dickson at The Daily:

Taking a page out of the Bee Gees‘s playbook, researchers asked scores of married Americans one simple question: How deep is your love?

In spite of the 50 percent divorce rate in the United States, the answer was encouraging to anyone who believes in everlasting love.

Of the 274 married Americans randomly surveyed by a team at Stony Brook University in New York, 74 percent of couples married 10 years or more consider themselves “very in love,” “intensely in love” or “very intensely in love.”

... Indeed, married love seems to grow stronger with age. While individuals in their second decade of marriage didn’t gush over their spouse quite as much as those married 10 years or less, “for those married over 30 years, 40 percent of women and 35 percent of men reported being ‘very intensely in love,’” Jacobs notes.