It's official: Marriage makes us happy! (And we're not just talking about the team here at Brides HQ...)

A new study from the Office of National Statistics has revealed that marriage makes people happier than six figure salaries and religion.

A MAN'S THEORY TO THE PERFECT MARRIAGE

According to the study, which surveyed 160,000 individuals across Britain, being married is 20 times more important to a person's well-being than their earnings and 13 times more important than owning a home.

We've long said that married life is better, but these new figures show that married couples are indeed happier than co-habiting couples and single people too.

Commenting on the findings was Dawn Snape, one of the authors of the report: "It [marriage] gives people a sense of stability, and a greater sense that their life is worthwhile."

THE MEANING OF 'WIFE'

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