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The perfect age to get married has been proven by science

By Marni Dixit March 16, 2018

If you're in your late 20's and still not married, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. According to science the ideal age to tie the knot is 32!

Scientist, Nicholas Wolfinger, thoroughly analysed the National Survey of Families and Households and discovered that anytime before or after this will apparently increase your chance of divorce.

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He revealed in his blog for the Institute For Family Studies:

"It’s no mystery why people who marry as teens face a high risk of divorce. Just recall your high school boyfriend or girlfriend. Along with the exhilaration of first love often came jealousy, insecurity, pressure from parents or friends, and tearful doubts about the future.

Now imagine getting married under the same conditions. Scholars have long known that youthful marriage is a strong predictor of divorce."

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Wolfinger added that someone who marries at 25 is more than 50 per cent less likely to get divorced than someone who gets married at 20. 

"What about age at marriage past the twenties? Delaying marriage from the teens until the early twenties produces the largest declines in divorce risk, for totally understandable reasons: we’re all changing a lot more from year to year as teenagers than when we’re in our twenties or thirties."

"Couples in their thirties are more mature and usually have a sounder economic foundation. Conversely, youthful marriage is correlated with lower educational attainment, which compounds divorce risk no matter how old you are.​"

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So if you still in your 20's and freaking out because you haven't found the ideal partner don't worry you've still got time ahead of you.

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