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By Anonymous - / Friday 14 March 2014 15:15 / United States - San Francisco
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Gather some real statistical data and run a multiple regression with an alpha level of .05 to determine what negative characteristics are contributing to your poor friend choices. Then use that to improve. Problem solved. :)

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Gather some real statistical data and run a multiple regression with an alpha level of .05 to determine what negative characteristics are contributing to your poor friend choices. Then use that to improve. Problem solved. :)

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#34 - Saying "love is dying" with regards to marriage presupposes most marriages have historically been based on love. This is a fairly modern phenomena. Divorce rates are up for many reasons that have nothing to do with "love": -Less stigma -Less churches telling you you'll go to h*ll if you get divorced -Women being able to provide for themselves without a man (so less fear of splitting up) -People actually getting married for love (and then falling out of love eventually) -People living longer (and therefore having to deal with their spouse longer) That's just off the top of my head.

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Lol, good idea. And OP saying that 90% of statistics are made up is exactly like the familiar quote from Abe Lincoln about the problem with things you hear on the Internet.... xD Oh, the irony

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It's actually not that high-- it depends on how you look at the statistics. First time marriages are less likely to get a divorce, somewhere in the 40 percentile. The overall number of divorces is driven up by second marriages and above. Essentially, people who have divorced once are more likely to divorce a second time, making the statistic higher. So if you're a first time marriage, only about 40-something% end in divorce. If you're divorced and remarry, 50-something% end in divorce. Statistics can be misleading if you don't pay attention to how they're added up.

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He was referring to the divorce statistic, which is around 50% of total marriage ending in divorce. That one is accurate, and the op was wrong when he made fun of his friend for making up statistics.

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