I was reading a study from the Australian Institute of Family Studies that reveals the average time couples go from being married to being separated now stands at 8.7 years, up from 7.5 in 1980. The average time taken for couples to actually divorce has also increased from 10.2 years to 12.3 years. I hope this never happens to me! The good news is that most of us are staying married for longer. But, If you're looking for a boyfriend, well, there's an app for that.