Your blood pressure will improve
Heart disease is the number one killer of North America, yet being married can reduce your risk of developing it, at least by one measure. Happily married folks have lower blood pressure readings than their single peers, according to a study done by Brigham Young University. Researchers monitored blood pressure for a 24-hour period and found that, on average, the married-and-happy couples had the best readings. And this benefit is particular to being betrothed, as even single people with large, supportive social networks did not see the same improvement.