43% of men regret breaking up with their ex-partner!
Epidemic level of ‘regretful’ break ups
Men are the ones more prone to regret – 43% of male singles said they had regretted their actions, compared with 34% of women. The high levels of ‘regretful’ break-ups might have something to do with the short timeframe in which singles decide to end a relationship – 52% said they made the decision within a 1-3 month period.
Are singles willing to take back their partner after being dumped? Singles are divided – 54% would be willing to get back together, 46% would not.
The top 5 reasons for breaking up
Asked for the various reasons they had ended relationships in the past, singles indicated the following:
- Partner’s lack of love and attention (61%)
- Partner’s poor sexual performance (26%)
- Fell in love with someone else (26%)
- Partner’s lack of career (15%)
- Desire to try the single life (15%)
Breaking up is hard to do…
Seventy percent of singles said you should be completely honest to your partner about the reasons for ending a relationship, even if it means hurting their feelings. But it seems being honest is easier said than done; 56% of singles have lied about the reasons they broke up with a partner.
Relationship relics – majority of singles hold on to gifts from ex-partners!
What should you do with gifts given over the course of a relationship? 70% of singles said it’s appropriate to keep gifts despite the relationship ending, 23% said they should be given back and 7% said they should be destroyed or given away!