Most of us have a timeline of when we want particular events to happen in our lives – whether we want to be high up on the career ladder by 30 or we want to have our first child before 35 – even though we might not admit it, we secretly want to stick to these plans.
It’s the same with marriage – many people believe that they should tie the knot before they hit a certain age, however this is mostly due to shallow reasons like wanting to look good on your wedding day or wanting to find the ideal partner as soon as possible.
Well, it seems like there is a whole new spanner in the works – a study that shows that there is allegedly an ideal age to get hitched.
Sociologist Nick Wolfinger from the University of Utah recently undertook a study, which looked at the age people get married and the rates of divorce. According to his research:
“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.”
Apparently his research is all to do with the ‘Goldilocks theory’ that you can’t be too old or too young to get married and, in fact, the ideal age bracket to tie the knot with your partner is between 28-32, which actually does make a lot of sense…
You’ve had time to settle into adult life and do all the things you want to do in your twenties – ideally, at 28, you’ll also be ready to settle down with one partner and move forward together.
However, this is all speculation – there are no proven findings here (so don’t blame Nick if you’re 29 and already divorced). The man himself even admitted that the study needs a lot more research put into it.
So, you keep doing you – get married, don’t get married – do whatever makes you happy!