15 Signs You'll Get Married

Are you smart? That's a good start.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2010 11:57 AM CDT
You, too, could end up like this happy couple.   (©YourDreamTouch Photography)

(Newser) – Worried you’ll never get married? Good news: If you’re a woman living in the US, your chances of getting hitched before 40 are 86%. Men in the US? A still-hopeful 81%. Anneli Rufus runs down 14 more signs you’ll tie the knot, in the Daily Beast:

  • Intelligence and education: A high IQ will land you a 29% higher likelihood of getting married than a low IQ, and college grads are 9% to 14% more likely to get hitched than high school dropouts.
  • Divorce: It might seem counterintuitive, but a person who’s been through a divorce has a 75% chance of remarrying.

  • Weight: If you weren’t overweight as an adolescent, you’re 20% more likely (as a woman) or 11% more likely (as a man) than someone who was.
  • Health: Those who’ve never received a bone marrow transplant are 14% more likely to marry than those who have—because mates could be scared of related health issues.
  • Jail time: White males who’ve done time have a 95.1% chance of marrying by age 40…but “ex-inmates are more likely to assault their partners than other men,” writes the author of that study.
For the complete list, click here. Of course, just because you get married doesn’t mean you’ll live happily ever after: Check out signs you’ll end up cheating or get divorced. (Read more marriage stories.)

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