“If you’re thinking about tying the knot, you’re probably wondering if — and how — such a big commitment will impact your relationship.
“Here’s the good news: People who get married report being happier over the course of their lives than those who stay single, according to a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
“Spouses are the happiest, the paper found, when their life partners are also their best friends.
“But it gets better than that. If your partner is also your best friend, you don’t actually need to be married to reap the benefits of the relationship.”
Read more: Business Insider