Study: There's a perfect age to get married

There's A Perfect Age To Get Married

As it turns out, there's a "best age" to get married.

According to a new study, if you're looking to avoid divorce -- as most married people are -- the answer is to get married somewhere within your late twenties to early thirties.

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The study done by the University of Utah suggests that people who get married between 28 and 32 split up the least. For each year after 32, the chance of divorce goes up about 5 percent, according to the study.

The new study shows a sort of bell curve, and they call it "The Goldilocks Theory." You don't want to be too young, or too old -- so between 28 and 32 seems to be just right.

There are lots of reasons why late 20s to early 30s seems to be the sweet spot. You've gained some financial stability (hopefully) and made some significant life choices, but you aren't so old that you aren't willing to relocate and make changes (and you likely don't have to deal with ex-spouses).

With that said, other studies have shown getting older doesn't mean your marriage has less of change to survive. University of Maryland's research found that if you don't want to get divorced, the best time to get married is between 45 and 49.

Look, these are just stats -- they don't necessarily account for your personal situation. Take 'em with a grain of salt!

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