Are you considering marriage anytime soon? You might want to read on and see if it’s the right time, just so you can avoid a future divorce…

According to research, the ideal age to get married is between 28-32, with the lowest chances of divorce occurring in these age groups.

The study, conducted by the University of Utah, found those who married in this age bracket were less likely to split up. Sociologist Nicholas Wolfinger says the reasons one shouldn’t marry too young are obvious. You don’t really know yourself well enough when you are young and are still under the influence of parents and friends when it comes to who you end up in a relationship with.

For instance, someone who marries at 25 is over 50 percent less likely to get divorced than is someone who weds at age 20. Most youthful couples simply do not have the maturity, coping skills, and social support it takes to make marriage work.

But older couples are no longer doing better, with those well into their thirties facing an increased risk of divorce.

Consequently they delay marriage, often because they can’t find anyone willing to marry them. When they do tie the knot, their marriages are automatically at high risk for divorce. More generally, 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.

Wolfinger found that for every year after 32 you wait to get married, your chance of getting divorce increases by five per cent per year, which is huge!