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Popular Break-up Days Revealed in Facebook Study

Update Date: Apr 30, 2014 06:20 PM EDT

People are most likely to break up after Valentine's Day and before Christmas, according to a new survey.

Researcher David McCandless and Lee Byron analyzed Facebook updates and found that the most popular time to end relationships is right after Valentine's Day. Researchers said that this time is also around the time people start spring-cleaning their homes.

The study also revealed that people were more likely to break up on April Fools day. Interestingly, couples are more likely to end relationships on Mondays in April and early May than on other days, according to researchers.

The survey, posted on the blog Information is Beautiful, reveals that couples tend to break up earlier rather than later in the summer. The survey also revealed that people are more likely to break up in winter months when nights are longer.

According to the Daily Mail, dumping via technology is becoming increasingly popular.

Researchers at the Pew Research Center found that men and women were likely to break up with their partners online. However, women were more 1 percent more likely than men to use the Internet to end relationships.

The study also revealed that one in six Americans have ended a relationship or had an ex dump them via text message, email or other social media networks. The survey revealed that people aged between 18 and 29 were most likely to end their relationships electronically. 

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