You’re probably aware that men and women tend to marry at an older age now than in the 1950s. The average age at that time was 20 for women and 23 for men. As of 2004, however, women were 26 and men 27 when they married for the first time.
Divorce Filing Data
Currently, women tend to file for divorce more often than men. In fact, they do so over half as often as men. When couples date for a minimum of 3 years prior to becoming engaged, however, recent data shows that they were 39% less likely to seek divorce than those that just dated a a year.
Reasons for Filing Divorce
While there are a variety of reasons for divorce, infidelity is often at the top of the list. Other reasons for divorce include incompatibility, drinking, and drug abuse.
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