Marriage Compatibility

We have a look at why this test might or might not work for marriage compatibility. Can you use a compatibility test to find your perfect partner ?

Divorce Statistics

Let's get to the point. Divorce rates are high. There's a lot of data available on divorce rates but we are going to look at the UK statistics for 2016.

In 2016, there were 106,959 divorces between opposite-sex couples. That works out to 8.9 divorces per 1,000 married men and women aged 16 and over. The most common age for divorce in men was between 45 and 49 and in women it was younger at 30 to 39. While only 8.9 divorces per 1,000 married couples that equates to a divorce for every 500 men OR women per year. While that's only roughly 2% of the married population, if you consider the length of time people are married then the odds of divorce increase substantially.

So let's look at this a different way. In 2016, there were a total of around 250,000 marriages. There were also around 110,000 divorces. In short, for every 100 marriages, there were 45 divorces. That's actually quite low. Back in 2005, there were almost 60 divorces for every 100 marriages.

What this tells us is simply that your odds are not good.

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