Study Reveals Most Popular Times of Year for Break-Ups [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 3, 2010 6:08 am

Facebook tells us a lot (sometimes too much) about our friends and acquaintances, but writer and designer David McCandless has taken that concept to a whole new level to provide us with some fascinating information about how we end our romantic relationships.

McCandless recently hosted a TED talk in which he referenced a data set about Facebook and break-ups where he studied over 10,000 status updates to learn when and why people end their romantic relationships.

BuzzFeed pulled some McCandless’ most interesting points:

  • A big peak right before Spring Break
  • Most breakups are announced on Mondays
  • People like to start the summer being single
  • A big peak right before Christmas
  • The lowest day throughout the whole year is Christmas Day