Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Divorced forty-somethings now have teenage-style love lives with intense and short-lived relationships, new figures show

Divorced over-40s are increasingly enjoying short-lived intense relationships just like teenagers, new figures on divorce show.  

The data reveals that more and more forty-somethings are quickly embarking on new relationships that only last a short period of time with the growth of internet dating believed to be behind the rise.  

The analysis of divorce figures also show that many are also rushing into remarrying on the rebound before quickly finding out it was a mistake. 

In addition, the number of marriages that fail during the first two years has also dropped overall, but has remained on the up for forty-somethings.  

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics, between 2009 and 2012, the number of men divorcing dropped by almost three per cent. Over the last 10 years it has dropped by 39 percent.  

But for men aged over 45, the decline was only by 13 percent. 

Voula Grand, a psychologist and writer told the Telegraph: 'There are a lot of people who get out of long marriages only to get into a new marriage and get into it very quickly. 

 'I can't help wondering whether there is a link with the number of people who meet their next partner online. Internet dating has become a very acceptable way for older people to meet new people.  

'And many of them seem to hurry towards a second marriage and quickly find out it was a mistake.' 

Original Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597564/Divorced-forty-somethings-love-lives-teenagers-intense-short-lived-relationships-new-figures-show.html

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