According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, married men between the ages 18-64 are higher paid in salary ($55,958 median income) than single men ($34,634). This report also showed married women earning more wages than single women.

As the famous Beatles songs goes, “Money can’t buy me love,” however, it seems love can be a factor to increase one’s income.

“There is this misconception that one needs to have money before getting married. But the truth is, getting married will help a couple to be more focused in their goals and careers and thus it will increase their ability to earn better wages,” said marital expert and bestselling author Hellen Chen.

In a recent interview on ABC news radio in Dallas Texas, Chen mentioned, “Contrary to belief, marriage gives a person freedom and stability. Marriage moves you onto a higher level of productivity in life.”

Chen wrote about the real-life stories of the couples she match-made in her book, “The Matchmaker of the Century.”

This book was launched at Barnes and Noble recently and while debunking many marriage myths such as “romance ends where marriage begins,” it struck a chord with readers and subsequently achieved #1 bestselling status in six categories: marriage, self-help, relationships, love and romance, self-improvement and parenting and family.

“There is this saying ‘many hands make light work.’ The sum of one plus one in a marriage is not two but infinity!” the ardent matchmaker asserted.

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