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23rd Nov 2018

The age you get married could affect whether you divorce or not

We’re not sure how we feel about this one.

We always thought finding someone you wanted to spend the rest of your life with was the tough part.

Now, research from the University of Utah has a set a time limit on when you should be racing down that aisle.

Apparently if you’re looking to have an everlasting love in wedded harmony, this study suggests that the risk of divorce declines for couples who get marries between the ages of 27 and 32.

The study, conducted by Professor Nicholas Wolfinger, analysed the wedding and divorce rates in US couples between 2006 and 2010.

Professor Wolfinger found that the risk of divorce declined in couples who married in their late 20s, but slowly started to increase again after the age of 32 years old.

The author of the study notes that one explanation for the increase in divorce rates could be that people who wait until their 30s to marry, could find themselves stressed into a rash decision to end up in the wrong relationship:

“They delay marriage, often because they can’t find anyone willing to marry them. When they do tie the knot, their marriages are automatically at high risk for divorce.”

Published by the Institute of Family Studies, the report also found that couples who were in a relationship of three years or more were more likely to have a successful marriage.

While we know there is some scientific method behind this reasoning, we still happen to think if you find the right person for you, age is irrelevant.

There’s always the exception to the “rule”.