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Waiting for Marriage? You Might End Up Divorced

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Waiting for Marriage? You Might End Up Divorced

The older you are when you get married, the higher the chances you’ll end up alone!

In the Latino culture, if you’re a single woman over the age of 30, your familia gives you major side-eye. They either think you’re a lesbian or you’re too career focused. And shame on you for not finding a husband! Don’t you know how difficult it will be to find a man once your eggs are all dried up?!

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Well, your annoying relatives may be on to something.  A recent study discovered that women who wait to get married have a higher rate of divorce. Specifically, the risk of divorce starts rising again when you wed after 32 years old as opposed to between the ages of 27 to 29.

But why? Don’t we know ourselves better when we are older, therefore choose the best partners for a long and happy marriage? That’s correct; however, sociologist Nicholas Wolfinger believes that when we wait to wed in our late 30’s our pool of potential spouses narrows. We have less options and might settle for men who don’t make us happy long term.

MORE: Why 20 Something Women Should Wait for Marriage and Kids

So, it seems the sweet spot for marriage is in our mid-to late 20’s. Great! Just more added pressure! I suggest you don’t share this story with your familia. 

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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