Food is fun. Love is nice. Together? They're pretty dang remarkable! With that in mind, it turns out we don't just get into relationships for emotional fulfillment we're TOTALLY in it for stomach fulfillment too...

According to a new study, the average person now gains a delicious 36 POUNDS in a long-term relationship. That number is both high and outstanding. And we don't exactly wait to start packing it on we gain 17 of those 36 pounds in the first year.

Men gain more in the first year than women. Guys pack on an average of 22 pounds, women gain 13.

What are the reasons we gain weight?

  • 42% say it's going out to dinner
  • 34% say it's cooking together and drinking
  • 64% say it's because they felt like they could relax on their diet now that they weren't trying to find dates all the time.

Eat, drink and get married, right? Isn't that the expression? Something like that...