A study has found how the number of sexual partners you’ve had could determine whether your marriage will last.
Nicholas H. Wolfinger, professor of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah, studied statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Survey of Family Growth going back as far as the 1970s.
He looked at divorce rates after five years of marriage and the number of sexual partners American women had before tying the knot.
The study found that for women marrying since 2000, those with 10 or more partners were the most likely to divorce – but Professor Wolfinger says this only became true in recent years.
‘The highest five-year divorce rates of all are associated with marrying in the 2000s and having 10 or more premarital sex partners: 33 percent,’ he wrote in the report.
‘Perhaps it is not unexpected that having many partners increases the odds of divorce.