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Is love old … or not? Science makes it clear


Couples with very different ages, love possible in them? Science has the last word.

Love is an extraordinary sensation that can make us go crazy. Have you ever wondered “what would our life be without this intense feeling?” And of course, love awakens our most intense emotions and the passion we can come to feel for someone can make us lose our reason.

Over the years, many studies have been conducted to learn more about this phenomenon. Some studies have provided very interesting data and others have shown surprising and even controversial results. Is love old? What is the best age to get married? A recent study seems to have found the right age to get married.

There are many factors that influence falling in love and romantic love (both biological and cultural), but ensuring the success of a marriage is more than just being in love. Many relationships end when the flame is still alive, and the breakup of the couple in those cases can be really hard.

In fact, this study did not analyze the ideal age to be in love, but the objective of the investigation was to know what is the perfect age to get married and thus reduce the likelihood of divorce. The Institute for Family Studies (IFS) conducted the investigation and revealed that the best marriageable age is between 28 and 32 years.

What does this study say?

The study was led by Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah (USA). For the analysis, he used data from the National Survey of US Family Growth between 2006-2010 and 2011-2013.

The results showed an inverted bell curve. Therefore, the key point is at that age, that is, the 28 and 32 years.

As of this age, the probability of divorce increases again, and according to the research, 5 percent each year. So far, previous studies had concluded that the later the marriage was, the greater the likelihood of success.

According to Wolfinger: “Individuals who intend to marry after the 1940s may not be predisposed to do so, some tend to show problems in their interpersonal relationships and therefore decide to marry later. results of this research, that “even after establishing control in the respondents regarding gender, race, family structure, age, education, religious tradition, as well as the size of the metropolitan area in which they live, the results persist”.

And … the physical attractiveness is old?

As this study concludes, there seems to be a more propitious age to marry. But, with respect to physical attractiveness, does age influence? Well, it seems that yes.

In the case of women, how old are they for men? There is a popular belief that men like younger women, and that seems to confirm science. A group of Finnish researchers from the Åbo Akademi University, who carried out a study with more than 12,000 participants between 25 and 40 years of age, concludes that women over 28 are no longer attractive to men.

And men, at what age are they more attractive? According to a study conducted in 2010 and conducted by Fhionna Moore, a researcher at the University of Dundee in Scotland, older men are more attractive, especially for economically independent women. The sample counted with more than 3,700 British subjects between 18 and 35.

Who suffers the most in the breakup of a couple?

It is clear that relationships are not easy, and the success of marriage, especially today, is not assured. The values of society have changed and divorce is increasingly accepted. But what happens if the relationship ends? Who suffers more, men or women? This is what a group of researchers from Binghamton University tried to find out.

In collaboration with a group of University College London scientists, these academics asked 5,705 subjects of 96 nationalities what their level of pain was after the breakup of a couple on a scale of one to ten. The results showed that females feel more pain after the couple break up because they scored more scales of physical and emotional pain. Now, these recover before the couple breakup than men.

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