Love is love, right? No matter what your religion, race or age, getting married to someone you love is all amount the warm fuzzies you feel with you're around them. Well, that's the ideal, anyway. As for the reality, it's always more hiccup-y than the ideal, and it's why Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor from the University of Utah, was able to find the right age for you to marry to avoid a divorce.
According to a recent study published on the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Wolfinger found that those who tie the knot after their early 30s are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late 20s. And the further you get past your early 30s, the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year of age at marriage. The study can't correlate the last part with its data.
Wolfinger notes that it's only recently that thirty-something marriages started to incur a higher divorce risk. It appears to be a trend that's gradually developed over the past twenty years. A study based on 2002 data observed that the divorce risk for people who married in their thirties was flattening out, rather than continuing to decline through that decade of life as it previously had. According to Wolfinger, the reason may be that they're, well, not exactly marriage material.
"The kinds of people who wait till their thirties to get married may be the kinds of people who aren't predisposed toward doing well in their marriages. For instance, some people seem to be congenitally cantankerous. Such people naturally have trouble with interpersonal relationships. Consequently 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. More generally, perhaps people who marry later face a pool of potential spouses that has been winnowed down to exclude the individuals most predisposed to succeed at matrimony."
For more:U. professor finds new trends between age and divorce rates (Desert News)
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