If You Get Married After This Age, You're More Likely to Get Divorced

A new study suggests that this is the optimum age to get married

Unfortunately for those
who are thinking about getting married later in life, new evidence has
shown that this may not be the route to conjugal happiness. 

Jezebel reports that the University of Utah sociologist Nicholas Wolfinger took data from the National Survey of Family Growth, from 2006
to 2010, and concluded that if you get married at the age of 20, you
are 50 per cent more likely to get divorced than if you had tied the
knot at 25. Each year that you hold off after that reduces your divorce
rate by 11 per cent; however, once you reach 32, the odds that you will
separate go up annually by 5 per cent.

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says this trend seems to be relatively recent, since a 2002 study
discovered that the divorce rate of people who got married after 30 was
plateauing instead of dropping. This implies that the previously held
belief – that waiting longer to wed leads to a better marriage – might
be false, and yet Wolfinger is not sure why this is. 

rejects a theory that if you get head down the altar after 30, you have
probably had more complicated relationships and more exes, which could
increase the temptation to cheat, saying that the data he has does not
support these hypotheses. At least for now, there is not one glaring
reason your plans to marry once you get settled in life could end in


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