I found a fascinating article from Businessweek called “Cities with MLB Baseball Teams Have a Lower Divorce Rate!”
Some of the insights shared:
“The University of Denver Center for Marital and Family Studies in … a new study showed that cities with major league baseball teams had a 28 percent lower divorce rate than cities that wanted major league baseball teams.”
“For example, in 1990, a year before Denver was awarded a major league baseball franchise, the city’s divorce rate stood at six divorces per 1,000 people. Ten years later, and seven years after the Colorado Rockies played their first game, the divorce rate had declined 20 percent to 4.2 divorces per 1,000 people. In contrast, the overall U.S. divorce rate dropped 15 percent.”
“Going to a baseball game and not talking about relationship issues, but rather having fun and talking as friends is one of the ways to protect and preserve love,” according to University of Denver (DU) director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, psychology professor Howard Markman.
I guess for those of us who are married, we should take each other out to the ball game!