If we’re being honest, we here at Smitten think that drinking and dating go hand in hand in a lot of ways. But only in moderation! There has to come a point where drinking could actually interfere with your relationship, right?
Right. But it’s not for couples who drink a lot. And couples who don’t drink much also tend to be fine. The problem comes in when partners aren’t on the same page where drinking is concerned. According to new research on 634 married couples for nine years after their weddings, the rate of divorce was much higher (50 percent) for couples with one heavy drinker than the rate of divorce for couples where both parties drank (30 percent). Interestingly, couples who were both heavy drinkers were no more likely to divorce than couples in which neither partner was much of a drinker.