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02nd Mar 2019

This is apparently the ‘ideal’ age to get married… and we’re not buying it

But remember, they're JUST statistics.

Before we proceed, remember these are just statistics, and there is no need to go calling your back-up plan if you’re older than the ages specified. 

That said, if you are interested to find out what the numbers would suggest, read on.

The study, conducted by sociologist Nick Wolfinger and published in the Institute of Family Studies, has revealed that the “perfect” age to get married is between 28 and 32.

man proposing to woman

The reasoning lies in the fact that those who fell in this five year age bracket when they tied the knot were found to be the least likely to divorce in the ensuing years.

While previously, sociologists were of the belief that the longer you wait to get married, the lesser your chance of divorce, the new study revealed that once you pass the 32 mark the chances of divorce begin to increase again.

Nick wrote: “The odds of divorce decline as you age from your teenage years through your late twenties and early thirties.  “Thereafter, the chances of divorce go up again as you move into your late thirties and early forties.”


According to Time, the study found that for each year after 32, the chance of divorce went up by 5 per cent.

The theory has been dubbed the ‘Goldilocks’ theory – as it believes you should be not too young but not too old.

But OUR Goldilocks angle on this is that it doesn’t matter what age we are, as long as it’s ‘just right’ for us.