published by the American Psychological Association, dating happy people can actually improve your health.
While the study focused on middle-aged heterosexual couples, there’s no reason to think that the results wouldn’t apply to everyone, right? D., an investigator of the study, seemed to think that this was a major find.
In other words, it might be time to ditch that negative guy always moping around your apartment and get with someone interested in being happy. D., is an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University and the lead investigator on the study.
According to his findings, dating happy people actually decreases your impulses toward self-destructive behaviors like drinking or drugs, or just possibly just being really angry and stressed all the time because your partner is never happy and can’t be satiated with anything that happens in their lives. Well, as Elle Woods said in , “Exercise gives you endorphins. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.” It’s a bit more complicated than that, but the findings are essentially the same.
There’s a general correlation between happy people and healthy ones, but this study found that people with happy spouses were more likely to report better health over time… “This finding significantly broadens assumptions about the relationship between happiness and health, suggesting a unique social link.
Simply having a happy partner may enhance health as much as striving to be happy oneself.” As for why this seemed to be the case, they boiled it down to three different reasons.
The group of people who are currently married does not include all of the people who ever got married.
Ever found yourself around negative people, or a perpetually negative, unmotivated partner and wondered why you’re always having such a crummy time, or perhaps not feeling that great?
Do you often wonder why you’re noticing every ache and pain, and becoming focused on bad things in your own life?
Divorced and widowed people are separated out of the currently-married group.
So if currently married people are happier than other people, you get married.