Research Shows Most Breakups Happen During Specific Two-Week Period

Have you ever wondered when most breakups happen in a year?

David McCandless decided to conduct a study and looked at Facebook profile data to determine when breakups happened. Here’s what he found!

Breaking Up Is Never Easy

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Photo Credit: Luis Galvez / Unsplash

Ending a relationship is never an easy thing to do.

Whether you are the one who is breaking up with the other person, or you’re the one who is getting broken up with, it sucks.

They Can Happen For Different Reasons

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Photo Credit: Nik Shuliahin / Unsplash

There are many different reasons that a relationship comes to an end.

While the reasons may be different, there are times in the year that are more common for a breakup to happen.

Valentine’s Day Breakups

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Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is one of the more common days in the year for a breakup to happen.

Valentine’s Day is when someone who has been cheated on often takes revenge and decides to break up with their partner on the day of love.

Lots Of Pressure

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Photo Credit: Fred Moon / Unsplash

There is another reason why Valentine’s Day is a common day on which to be broken up with, and that is because of the pressure that the day brings with it.

Society has put so many expectations on the day that the pressure can lead to someone calling the relationship off.

Spring Breakups Are Common

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Photo Credit: engin akyurt / Unsplash

Spring cleaning is not something that only happens to your house.

Many people will decide to break things off with their partner in the spring when things start to warm up again.

Fewest Breakups In The Summer

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Photo Credit: Jakob Owens / Unsplash

If your relationship survives through the spring, then you could be looking okay into the summer as that is when the fewest breakups tend to occur.

Some people choose to stay single for the summer, and the warm weather makes existing couples want to stay together.

Least Breakups On Christmas Day

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Photo Credit: Aurélien Dockwiller / Unsplash

The fewest number of breakups happen on Christmas Day.

You are usually around friends and family on this day and most will wait until after to break things off. That would make for an awkward family dinner!

December Breakups Most Popular

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Photo Credit: Anthony Tran / Unsplash

The most popular time for a breakup is around two weeks before Christmas.

People start to look back on the year and find that their partner maybe isn’t the right one for them.

One Day In December Specifically

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Photo Credit: @textsfromyourex / Instagram

They have found that December 11 seems to be the most popular day of the whole year to break up with someone.

This falls in the two weeks before Christmas window and people seem to think it’s the right time to call it off.

Anytime Is The Right Time

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Photo Credit: Karolina / Pexels

While there may be times of the year that are more common than others for a relationship to end, they can happen at any time.

Have you been broken up with during one of these more popular times?