Facebook data says you will get dumped 2 weeks before Christmas
[tweetmeme source=”equalman” only_single=false http://socialnomics.net/%5DFacebook has always been a window into relationships, however thanks to a study by David McCandless of data compiled from over 10,000 different statuses we now know the following:
- Most breakups happen after Valentines day
- Breakups likely to happen 2 weeks before Xmas and on April fools day
- Mondays are the most common day of the week for breakups
- Christmas day is the one day of the year a break up is least likely to happen.
His study analyzed how many times people used the words “break-up” or “broken-up” in their statuses and compared them to the day they were posted. From this he created a graph to show when we are most likely to break up with our partners.
Most interesting is the fact that one of the prime days for breakups appears to be April fools day, Though there is no mention as to whether he takes into account the fact that people may just be playing a prank on their Facebook friends.
Seeing how easy it was to compile this information from Data freely available on Facebook does have to make us wonder how many other people will be doing this in the future, and what other insights can we learn about our dating habits from other social media.
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