Why Do People Often Break Up Over Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's day is the time of the year that people either love or absolutely hate. Couples celebrate their love by sharing gifts, flowers and romantic cards. There are breakups, make ups and too many feelings floating in the air.

Because of that, people also tend to reminisce on past relationships and that sweet feeling of the first love. SweetRing have surveyed their users and asked about their first relationships and breakups.

According to the survey, 54 percent of people in the United States had their first relationship before they were 18 years old, however 64 percent of female users claim to have been cheated on by their partners resulting in a definite separation.

There are often breakups, make ups and lots of feelings floating in the air. Credit: PA
There are often breakups, make ups and lots of feelings floating in the air. Credit: PA

No matter what your relationship status is, a first love is always going to have special place in people's hearts or memories. Either good memories or bad ones, there's nothing that compares to that young and innocent feeling of being in love for the first time.

From SweetRing's survey it was shown that, in the United States, about 35 percent of female users had their first boyfriend between the ages of 16 and 18 years old. On the other hand, 30 percent of male users claim to have met their first girlfriend when they were 13 to 15 years old.

Valentine's season is also breakup season; there is a trend surrounding this special day and couples tend to break up few days before or after 14 February. Mark, 32, said "Things weren't going well between my girlfriend and I but I didn't want to ruin her holidays by breaking up with her over Christmas. But also didn't want to wait up until Valentine's."

It is not uncommon for relationships to drag on because one or the other partner is waiting for the perfect moment to end things, but there really is never a good time for such an uncomfortable situation.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

As mentioned before, when asked about breakups, 64 percent of female users said that the main cause of them splitting up has been infidelity from their partner's side. Male users' opinions were quite different, as 42 percent of male users explained that the reason was simply because 'personalities didn't match'.

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Edward Watkinson

Ed Watkinson is a content strategist and editor at LADbible Group. Ed works across both marketing and editorial and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 and Trash Isle campaigns.

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