A novel experiment has found that husbands and wives take it in turns to win arguments while unmarried couples do not. Rather than always battling it out to be the one who prevails, married couples tend to back down after they have won a previous argument, reports the Telegraph. Economists looking at the issue drew their conclusions from a study of 82 couples, who were asked about their preferences for two outings. They were asked - individually and then together - whether they would prefer a meal at a famous restaurant or a night at the theatre. If they disagreed they were asked to agree on a collective decision. They were also asked if they would prefer a day's karting together or a dance class. Researchers found that husbands and wives took it in turns to get their own way - but unmarried couples did not. The researchers, led by Alistair Munro, professor of economics at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, concluded that married couples "focused on maintaining fairness in their relationships". They will present their findings this week at the Royal Economic Society annual conference, at Royal Holloway, University of London. Source: ANI << Indian Women Badminton Stars 'Skirting' the Dress Code Issu... Why Grey is the New 'It' In Hair Styling >> Recommended Reading Singles Better at Stowing Money Away Than Married Couples If you want to have enough money for your retirement, get rid of your partner, as a study states singles are better at saving that their counterparts living with partners. READ MORE For the First Time in UK There are More Singles Than Married Couples Newly released statistics suggest that husbands and wives make up less than half of Britain's adult population for the first time. READ MORE Cohabiting Pairs More Likely to Split Than Married Couples Couples who are married are less likely to split up than those who live together, the Office for National Statistics has revealed. READ MORE Married Couples Cope Better With Health Shocks Than Singles According to a new study if you're married, you are better able to cope economically with disability and health shocks. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Noscaphene (Noscapine) Color Blindness Calculator Sanatogen More News on: How to Save your marriageSexual Intercourse FactsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?