Study examines best ways to stay married

March 19, 2012 9:57:01 AM PDT
You can't guarantee a marriage will succeed, but you can certainly maximize your odds, based on history.

Mental Floss Magazine pulled data from various surveys and census results.

Here are the seven best ways to stay married:
1. Quit smoking.
2. Be an optometrist - that profession has the lowest divorce risk.
3. Share chores.
4. Live in a liberal "blue state", like California.
5. Hang out with other married couples.
6. Marry someone you met at school.
7. Have sons. Experts theorize - men are more invested in raising sons and are more likely to stick around.