Marriage statistics by length of dating
Francis and Mialon surveyed over 3,000 married couples, attempting to find links between different variables and the length (or continued survivals) of their marriages. Olson visualized the results in a The very poor are more likely to divorce than the wealthy, though there are diminishing returns to increasing wealth until you hit the really big bucks.In a previous post, I had challenged the notion of a standardized dating and engagement timeline and reiterated the importance for each couple to properly discern what timeline God is calling them to.
(For my discussion on the differences between pragmatic and on-schedule couples check out my previous post).Waiting to put a ring on it for at least a year or two (or even three) is a big plus. The comparative success of higher-income couples probably reflects the tendency of of arguments in a relationship, so it makes sense that the financially well-off would last longer than their poorer counterparts. Strong, shared religious values are apparently a bonus. Spontaneous, drive-thru marriages in the name of love? Ted Huston, Ph D, professor of Ecology and Psychology at the University of Texas, studied 168 couples over the course of 13 years.Huston believes the habits formed in courtship plant the seeds for success or failure in marriage.