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Divorce Odds Rise For Those Who Say 'I Do' After 32: Study

07/17/2015 04:56 EDT | Updated 07/18/2015 03:59 EDT
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If you thought getting married too young was a recipe for divorce, you might be surprised to learn that getting married in your thirties leads to the exact same thing.

According to University of Utah sociologist Nicholas Wolfinger, the best age for couples to get married is in their late twenties.

After comparing data from the 2006 and 2010 National Survey of Family Growth in the U.S., Wolfinger discovered that the odds of divorce decreased for couples by 11 per cent yearly after the age of 25 up until the age of 32 — when odds began to increase again by 5 per cent annually.

The reason, Wolfinger hypothesizes, could be because those who wait too long are often faced with a smaller pool potential partners, some of whom he believes "aren’t predisposed toward doing well in their marriages."

Basically, some people just aren't cut out for marriage and the longer you wait the more likely you are to end up marrying some one who fits that description.

But before you go running to the altar, you might be interested to know relationship experts at Match say those who wait until their thirties to marry will likely only be married once in their lives. And Elite Daily points to statistics that suggest most men aren't ready for marriage until after 30 anyway.

So if you don't have a ring on your finger and you're approaching the big 3-0, don't stress, the "perfect age" to be married isn't set in stone. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.


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