“IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S THE MONTH:” DUMPED – JANUARY IS “NATIONAL BREAK UP MONTH”

Beware of unreturned phone calls and short text messages: we are in the middle of the most popular month to break up with someone, National Break Up Month, according to a Yahoo! Personals survey.

“‘Find a new love’ is up there with ‘lose weight’ and ‘save more money’ as a New Year’s resolution,” said Anna Zornosa, vice president and general manager, Yahoo! Personals. “People tend to ‘put up’ with current relationships in order to have a partner for holiday gatherings, but once the festivities are over its time to decide whether to fish or cut bait.”

“Feeling unfulfilled or in a rut” is the top reason for bailing on a relationship – gay or straight, according to a Yahoo! Personals survey.

“It makes sense,” said Jason Bikova of Tinton Falls.  “My friend just broke up with his girlfriend (of one year) last weekend.”

Forty six percent (46 percent) of 18 to 29 year olds and 40 percent of 30 to 39 year olds are “very likely to” or “definitely going to” have a drink to loosen up just before they break up with someone.

Forty-eight percent of daters aged 18 to 29 said they would spend “one last great night together” before they broke up with someone. 

“Like, an hour after we had sex on New Year’s Day a guy I dated senior year of high school told me he was moving away to college and that he wanted to break up,” said Heather Harris of Shark River Hills.  “It wrecked me for a while.”

Richard@TheBPlot.com

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