Most of us think compatibility and love are the greatest predictors of marital success. A study says that age difference matters as well. The study compiled polling data from more than 3,000 recently married and divorced Americans. Turns out the closer you are in age, the less likely you are to divorce.
Being one year apart from your partner makes you 3 percent more likely to divorce (when compared to their same-aged counterparts). If there’s a 5-year difference, you’re 18 percent more likely to split up. And a 10-year difference? You’re 39 percent more likely to end your marriage.