Nick Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, suggests that people should get married between the ages of 28 and 32 if you don’t want to get divorced after five years. This is a new development; sociologists believed that waiting longer would lead to more stability but now there is a best-before date.
“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.” For each year after 32, the chance of divorce goes up by approximately 5%.
You have to be not too young and not too old to start a lifelong partnership with someone. You have to be able to understand that the attraction between your partner is real chemistry or just lust. Also, you know that saying, “Old habits die hard,”? That’s a problem too when you’re stubborn and can’t make adjustments for your marriage or have to share time and resources with your ex-spouse, step-children, etc.
Older couples who surround me do seem to get married at this age. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure it out. People at that age, in a first world country, would have moved on from their party years where they made poor judgements during their 20’s. There are also studies that claim that the perfect age to get married if you don’t want to get divorced is 45-49. But love isn’t really about numbers, if you’re 33 and not married, don’t worry. Your husband may not even be born yet.
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