New study shows being in a relationship makes you gain weight

ST. LOUIS –  Can’t seem to shake off those pesky pounds? Your relationship may be to blame.

According to new research people with partners have gained an average of 36-pounds since they first started dating each other.
17-pounds were gained in the first year alone.

Researchers say the ‘love weight’ phenomenon is due chiefly to the uptick in dining out when starting a new relationship. An increase in ordering takeout or cooking at home is the second biggest reason ‘love weight’ occurs.