Married people reported being happier than those who are cohabitating, single, divorced or widowed. Stunning studies have found that being married is 20 times more important to a person's happiness than the money they make. Money can't buy happiness, but a marriage can quench that longing for happiness.
Married men are wealthier men. Studies have shown that married men earn between 10%-40% more than single men. This increase of wealth is because when you are married, your entire outlook on money changes for the better. Getting a job that pays well is already hard enough, so knowing that by getting married you will make more is another huge plus to get married. Therefore, do not let money hinder you from getting married because once married, your money will increase.
An important positive that marriage brings is that it lowers the risk that both men and women will become victims of violence, including domestic violence. Violence, especially domestic violence is a terrible thing that happens in some relationships. Statistics show that single and divorced women were four to five times more likely to be victims of violence in any given year than wives and bachelors were four times more likely to be violent-crime victims than husbands. With the danger and trauma that domestic violence can bring it's good to note the decreased trend in married couples.
In a vast array of scientific studies, over and over again, a happy union has been shown to benefit virtually every system of the body. It reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It triples a patient’s survival after bypass surgery. It lowers production of stress hormones, and boosts immune response. Marriage alone can boost the general well being of person.
Married sex is even better than co-habitating sex; 50% of married men find their sex life physically and emotionally fulfilling, compared to only 38% of co-habitating couples. Enough said.
Mountains of research tell us that children reared outside of intact marriages are much more likely than other kids to slip into poverty, become victims of child abuse, fail at school and drop out, use illegal drugs, launch into premature sexual activity, become unwed teen mothers, divorce, commit suicide and experience other signs of mental illness, become physically ill, and commit crimes and go to jail. This is one important positive that marriage brings, security. When kids see their parents married and in a committed relationships, it has positive affects on their mind and outlook on life. A kid not be expected to be secure in themselves or steady if the relationship they first see is not stable or not present.
Marriage is factually proven to be healthy for a person and their ability to to resist certain diseases, Karen Sherman, author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, & Make It Last," found that married couples experience lower levels of heart disease, cancers, flu, Alzheimer’s, depression and stress.