A new study has revealed that the best time to get married is between the age of 28 and 32!
The study, done by Nick Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, suggests that age is the best if you want to avoid getting divorced, at least in the first five years.
The findings also suggest that those who get married in that age bracket are least likely to split up in the ensuing years.
Wolfinger analysed data from 2006-2010 and the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth.
“The odds of divorce decline as you age from your teenage years through your late 20s and early 30s. Thereafter, the chances of divorce go up again as you move into your late 30s and early 40s.”
Additionally, getting married in your late 20s/early 30s make sense for a few reasons:
- People are old enough to understand if they really get along with someone or if they are just blinded by hormones
- They will have already made significant life choices by now and taken on some responsibilities
- Likely to be financially solvent enough to be able to contemplate supporting someone should the need arise
- Not so old and set in their ways that they can’t make little life adjustments in habits and lifestyle and goals
- Unlikely to have ex-spouses or children who the need to divide their time with
Wolfinger even went as far as to say that “the kinds of people who wait til their 30s to get married may be the kinds of people who aren’t predisposed toward doing well in their marriages”.
However the truth is, divorce is a difficult social pattern to measure, mostly because a growing number of people are opting to live together without getting the government seal of approval.