You’ve got the career, the friends and you’re managing to pay your rent on time. But something’s missing and it’s not a pair of Manolo’s, so whatever could it be, you’re thinking?
Well, according to new scientific evidence released by the University of Utah, if you’re between the ages of 28 and 32, it’s marriage.
Conducted by Dr Nick Wolfinger, the findings of the study show that those married within the specific window of years are less likely to get divorced in the first five years and later down the track than those married at ages before or after the four years.
Data, which was collected from the 2006 – 2010 and 2011 – 2013 United States’ National Survey of Family Growth, explained that while the odds of divorce decline from your teen years up to your early 30s, they make a steep incline once you move into your late 30s and early 40s.
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The sociologist also suggested that those choosing the remain unmarried until the later end of the spectrum may be doing so because they're "the kinds of people who aren't predisposed toward doing well in marriage."
So in other words, they're doing it because it's important to you, not because they want to.
Wolfinger also says that that those marrying in the 28-32 bracket are likely to succeed for a number of other reasons.
These include being old enough to see past the hormones; being still young enough to make adjustments to a lifestyle or habits that don't necessarily align with your right person; they will know how to be independent and make decisions both as one and in a couple; and - the real kicker - are unlikely to have ex-husbands or ex-wives and children from previous relationships.
So what do you know? After all that, it turns out that true love really is just a numbers game.
I'm just going leave this here...