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This Is The Perfect Age Gap In A Relationship, According To A New Study

By seank

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am

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One of the main factors in the downfall of a marriage is, perhaps unsurprisingly,  the age gap between partners. 

According to a recent study by Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon, professors in the Department of Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, the bigger the age difference in a marriage is the more likely it is to end in divorce.

The researchers looked at 3,000 people in their study and found that a five-year age gap means couples are 18% more likely to divorce, rising to 39% for a 10-year age difference, and rising again to a staggering 95% for a 20-year age gap.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had an age gap of 23 years

The best possible age gap was found to be just one year, with a 3% chance of the marriage ending in the divorce.

Anybody surprised by these stats?

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