Here Comes Breakup Season

Designer/writer David McCandless combed through 10,000 Facebook status updates looking for breakup trends, then packaged the data into this tidy green graph — a summation of which comes courtesy Mathias Mikkelsen:

-A big peak right before Spring Break
-Most breakups are announced on Mondays
-People like to start the summer being single
-A big peak right before Christmas
-The lowest day throughout the whole year is Christmas Day

A reverse graph showing engagements would also be interesting. Internet, do you have one of those? (It should also be noted that this graph doesn’t take into consideration the calm people who keep their relationships private and thus never have to go through the public spectacle of posting a heart/broken heart. And who are generally out of college/not quite so cut to the core by spring break.)

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