Divorce rate verses time dating

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) The longer a couple dates before a proposal, the less likely they are to divorce.

In essence, if you spend three years dating before you tie the knot, you are much more likely to discover whether you are long-term compatible than a couple that falls in love, ties the knot, and tries to figure it out AFTER the wedding. The longer you date, the better you (should) know your prospective mate.

This could be because witnessing our parents' divorces reinforces our ambivalence about commitment in a "disposable society," says Divorce Magazine publisher Dan Couvrette.

"In most people's minds, it's easier to get a new car than fix the one you've got."(Source: Nicholas Wolfinger, Understanding the Divorce Cycle, Cambridge University Press, 2005)5.

If only one partner in your marriage is a smoker, you're 75 percent to 91 percent more likely to divorce than smokers who are married to fellow smokers."The more similar people are in their values, backgrounds, and life goals, the more likely they are to have a successful marriage," notes Tara Parker-Pope.