Marriage over this age is more likely to end in divorce

New study has controversial findings

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Statistics and popular thought have said that the longer couples waited for marriage, the less likely they were to divorce.

But research is now saying this isn't true.

According to Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, the ages between 27 to 32 are the "golden years" for tying the knot.

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After people hit 32, the odds of divorce increase by 5% every year, says his study.

According to the research, these statistics hold true regardless of the couple's race, religion, or level of education.

While you can't argue with numbers, other beliefs Wolfinger holds are causing alarm.

He claims people who delay marriage "naturally have trouble with interpersonal relationships," and delay marriage because "they can't find anyone to marry them." There's probably an army of people singing Beyonce's "Single Ladies" protesting at his door right now.