A new study reveals the *best* age to get married...
Many of us harbour nice lists of career dreams, cash-saving targets and other exciting stuff that we want to achieve within a loose time frame – because, well, it’s good to have a clue, isn’t it?
And now a new study claims to have found the actual *best age* to get married, but we’re not sure we can be bothered to change our #LifeGoals for it just yet.
The research conducted by the University of Utah examined the ages of more than 10,000 couples in the US, comparing how old they were when they got married with the length of time their marriage lasted before they got divorced.
Having your big day between the ages of 28 and 32 apparently makes the most successful marriages, as couples who wed at that age were found to be the least likely to divorce in the first five years. For every year older than 32 that the bride and groom are, their likelihood of divorcing early goes up by 5%.
Meanwhile the risk for those younger than 28 also increases year-by-year, the younger they are. So all in all, it’s quite a short window, isn’t it?
‘The odds of divorce decline as you age from your teenage years through your late twenties and early thirties,’ explains the study’s researcher Nicholas Wolfinger. ‘Thereafter, the chances of divorce go up again as you move into your late thirties and early forties.’
What the statty study doesn’t point out, however, is that we can all think of plenty of couples who married earlier or later than these ages and have stayed together in wedded bliss. So sod the odds, and carry on with your #LifeGoals, as you were.