With her one-year anniversary on July 31, Alicia Keys can’t complain about marriage.  “It’s so fly,” the singer said in an interview with People. “There’s something great about feeling at peace and ease with your partner and knowing you understand each other.  I really enjoy that friendship.”  Keys, who wed producer Swiz Beatz, real name Kaseem Dean, said the two are so similar it’s “mind blowing.”  In fact, the relationship is moving so well that Keys said she seeks fashion advice from her hubby.  “”I can say, ‘I’m not sure about this look for the BET Awards. What do you think?’ and I know that he will honestly tell me exactly what’s up,” she said.

When you get married, what are the perks?

Cupid’s Advice:

Most of the time, people say marriage is hard work, but they never mention the enjoyable parts.  Cupid has a few pros of being married:

1. Snuggle buddy for life: One of the most comforting facts about marriage is that no matter how bad your day is, you have the evening to cuddle up to your best friend.

2. Ups and downs: A spouse is there to celebrate your successes and lend support during hard times.  In short, he or she is dependable.

3.  ‘Til death: Although it can be scary to think about spending the rest of your life with just one person, it usually gets better with age (like fine wine, as the cliche goes).

What do you like about being married? Share your thoughts below.