I was checking out this article online the other day, and thought that some of their statistics are interesting.
Some of their statistics could use some tweaking, though – what if you are liberals living in a red state? What if you do not have children? What if the guy is a serial cohabiter and the girl is not? What if one or both partners is bringing children from a previous relationship into the mix? I am also pretty sure that things like age at marriage and the presence of advanced degrees have a huge impact on how likely you are to get divorced.
According to this article, statistically Jake and I are looking good. Each of our parents only married once (my dad is a widower who never remarried or even dated after my mom died, and Jake’s parents are still married). We’re in Mensa so we have IQs of at least 132. We’re the same age (okay, he’s 3 months older than me). Neither of us has been married before and I’ve never lived with a previous partner.
What do you think of these statistics? What do you think the “real” risk factors are?