If You Don’t Want to Get Divorced, Get Married in Your Late 20’s

If you’re anything like me, thinking about marriage gives you a high-profile anxiety attack. The commitment, the kids, the concept that you will sleep next to the same person until you’re old and stink and have your teeth on standby instead of actually in your mouth… I can’t.

But according to a new study, you may have to start thinking about walking down the aisle sooner rather than later if you don’t want to get divorced. New data from the University of Utah suggests that tying the knot in your late-20’s is your best bet for a successful marriage.

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In an interview with The Washington Post, sociologist Nicholas H. Wolfinger explains,

“Those who tie the knot after their early thirties are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late twenties. Perhaps people who marry later face a pool of potential spouses that has been winnowed down to exclude the individuals most predisposed to succeed at matrimony.”

In more colloquial terms, all the good ones are taken by the time you hit your 30’s. So get searching.

Also, cue panic attack.

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