This week we unveiled our eagerly awaited ‘Breakup Stats’ page, allowing users to filter out anonymous, aggregated Top Breakup Reasons and Methods data by age, gender, length of the relationship and region.
We also released a new infographic, diving deeper into the top reasons users gave for breaking up. Anonymously aggregated data from 500 random users during the site’s first three months revealed surprising takeaways, including:
- The site’s users are equally split between genders. Everyone thought the site would skew much more female, but the difference is only one and a half percentage points.
- Early tech adopters don’t want kids? Among people who said children were a reason for breaking up, four times as many users said the problem was their partner wanting kids when they didn’t vs. the other way around.
- Losing the ability to compromise: The top three reasons among users who selected from the You’re Too Much category were: “too high maintenance,” “too demanding,” and “too inflexible.” We all know people get married later today than previous generations did. The top three reasons in this category all have something to do with rejecting a partner who requires a lot of work to be with. Being single longer seems to have made us quite attached to that lifestyle. It’s spoiled us a bit, and suggests the ability to compromise has dropped.