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Want to know the 11 signs of whether you'll get married?

Some odd statistics pinpoint a person's likelihood to walk down the aisle. A Marie Claire relationships blogger takes a closer look.

Maura Kelly writes the relationships blog,A Year of Living Flirtatiously, for MarieClaire.com. This is an excerpt from that blog:

1. If you live in the U.S., your chances of getting married before reaching age 40 are 86 percent if you're a woman, 81 percent if you're a man.

2. If you have a high IQ, you're 29 percent more likely to get married than a person with a low IQ.

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 8:06 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Yeah....That all sounds like a load of horse pucky to me. Somebody thought that crap would sell, and so it was published without any empirical evidence.
    Fistandantalus

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 8:10 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • How are the percentages of men and women getting married before 40 different? lol
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 3. There's a 75 percent chance that you'll remarry if you've divorced. (But the divorce rate for second marriages is even higher than it is for first marriages.)

    4. If you live in Nebraska, you're 30 percent more likely to get married than if you live in Washington, D.C.

    5. If you're a woman who was not overweight as an adolescent, you're 20 percent more likely to get married than a woman who was overweight as an adolescent.

    6. Women who lived with both biological or adoptive parents at age 14 are 12 percent more likely to marry than those who didn't.

    tasches

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 8:07 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 7. If you're a born-again Christian, you're 19 percent more likely to get married than an atheist is.

    8. If you're a college graduate, you're nine to 14 percent more likely to get married than someone who never finished high school.

    9. If you're living with a lover for the first time, there's a 65 percent chance that you'll be married within five years.

    tasches

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 8:09 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • 10. A "conscientious" man is at least 50 percent more likely to get married than a man who isn't conscientious.

    11. A single woman serving in the U.S. military is more than 200 percent more likely to get married than single civilian women are.

    Wow! Again, what seems to be at play here is simple proximity: A woman in the service is around more dudes with whom she could potentially mate.

    tasches

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 8:09 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I like that - horse pucky!
    tasches

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 2:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2010