Age is another determining factor; women who are older than 25 at the time of divorce are less likely to remarry than women who are younger at the time of marital dissolution.
The majority of people who have divorced (close to 80%) go on to marry again.
Differences in desire to repartner may stem from the different benefits men and women receive in and outside of a marriage.
The most frequent reasons older adults give for remaining without a partner after losing a spouse are gender-specific.
However, second marriages do not always fare any better than the first.
Again the rates of divorce and separation vary based on demographic and social factors.