This Is the Best Age to Get Married, According to Science

Julia Millay Walsh

A 2014 New York Times article boldly declared that the oft-cited statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce is a myth—in fact, the article asserted, the divorce surge is a thing of the past. One of three primary reasons given for the drop in divorce was later marriages: "The delay in marriage is part of the story, allowing people more time to understand what they want in a partner and to find one."

Time seemed to be on our side, according to the article's author. Single people in their late 20s and above were welcome to celebrate in their solitude and explore. Getting married in your 30s and later was all of a sudden the prudent approach. 

But fresh caveats may now be on the table. A recent study from the Institute of Family Studies, which analyzed data collected from the National Survey of Family Growth, has found that waiting to get married is only beneficial to a point.

If you are making your way down the aisle, we're all about thinking outside the box when it comes to wedding registry options. As for science, do you know anyone for which these findings are true? Sound off below. 

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