I recently came across a study in Men's Health that outlined the most common breakup points in the year. This info was gathered after monitoring Facebook profiles referencing breakups. It was interesting to see that breakups spiked during certain points in the year. Here's my analysis of the are the results:
Spike 1: Valentine's Day It's ironic that there would be a rash of breakups on the most romantic day of the year. My theory is that women dump their boyfriends when he drops the ball on Valentine's Day. Perhaps he didn't get a good gift, or he completely forgot about the holiday.
Spike 2: Spring Break When it starts getting warm again and our hormones start kicking in, it's tough to be in a relationship.
Spike 6: 2 Weeks Before The Holiday Season When you plan to breakup, you sometimes have to consider timing. Breaking up with someone is mean, but breaking up with them during the actual holidays is that much more cruel. So, why not get it out of the way before the holidays?
If you're supposed to visit his/her family, you might want to break up before that — it would be even more awkward if you broke up shortly after seeing the parents and siblings. Also, the holidays tend to make everyone freak out, it's a mini crisis trying to keep up with all the responsibilities.
Lowest Amount of Breakups: Christmas Case in point: No one wants to break up on Christmas. Who would do that to someone (even though I broke up with a girl on her birthday).
The breakup spikes for highest amount occur in spring and right before the holidays. The lowest amount or breakups occur between the end of July and beginning of October.
I'm not sure why the breakups are lower then — perhaps you can enlighten me? What do you think of the study? While it's a small sampling, some of the findings to make sense. What are your thoughts?