Know what science thinks about this / File photo
Know what science thinks about this / File photo

What is the best age difference between husband and wife for marriage?

This is a question that most people think and often the people around us give the answer.

Well, there is no such formula which can guarantee that the age difference of so many years between husband and wife can make a marriage successful or a relationship happy.

In this regard, various elements like income, personal habits, beliefs and life goals etc. are also important.

So many times the relationship is successful despite a large age difference, while many times even a very small difference fails to save the marriage from breaking up.

But what has science said about this? It can be quite interesting to know about this.

One of the Emory University of America research I was told that the greater the age difference between couples, the more likely they are to separate.

According to this research, one to three years of age difference between couples can be important in making a relationship successful.

One in Australia in 2017 research It has been reported that couples with large age differences begin to deteriorate rapidly after the first 6 to 10 years of marriage.

Similarly, couples with an age gap of 1 to 3 years have higher relationship satisfaction 6 to 10 years later.

Couples with an age gap of 4 to 6 years tend to have somewhat worse relationships, while at 7 or more years of age, relationship happiness begins to decline.

One in South Korea in 2015 research Age differences have been shown to influence the experience of depression.

The study found that same-age couples had the lowest rates of depression, while couples separated by 3 years or more had slightly higher rates.

That is, in the research reports, it was stated that one to three years of age difference between husband and wife can be considered ideal, but some researchers have indicated that age difference of less than 10 years can also make the relationship more successful.

It should be noted that all these results are compiled keeping in mind the statistics and not much research has been done in this regard.

However, according to various research reports, the age difference of couples has an impact on hobbies, lifestyle and long-term goals.

The ideal age gap for couples varies in the culture or customs of different countries, such as in Finland a large age gap is considered ideal in a community.

Apart from age, few other factors such as husband and wife’s education, financial security, children, relationship with other family members, high emotional intelligence and ignoring the mistakes of the spouse etc. prove to be important in the success of a relationship.