Getting hitched makes a fellow less likely to indulge in antisocial behavior

Researchers from Michigan State University tracked the marital status and instances of aggressive and illegal behavior by 289 pairs of male identical twins from the age of 17 to when the duos turned 29.

The found that once a twin got married, he engaged in less criminal behavior, aggression, binge drinking and deception compared to when he was a bachelor -- and relative to his unmarried genetic clone.

The researchers do acknowledge that nicer guys are more likely to get married in the first place but believe their study proves that marriage itself also has a significant soothing effect on men.

Of course, another headline for a post about this study could be "Marriage Makes Men Boring."