Giving Love a Second Chance

Aug 8, 2012 by

Thinking of giving marriage another try? Not many people do it says the US Census bureau but once you do, you’ve got a fair shot at staying married. Check out these “second time around” statistics.


Average length, in years, of first marriages ending in divorce.

3 1/2

The median time in years between divorce and a second marriage.

12% and 13%

Percentage of men and women, respectively, 15 and older who have married twice. Three percent each have married three or more times. By comparison, 54 percent of men and 58 percent of women have made only one trip down the aisle.

52% and 44%

Among adults 25 and older who have ever divorced, the percentage of men and women, respectively, who were currently married.

Source: Census: Marriage and Divorce: 2004

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