Breaking Up Survey
Results
     
  You want to break up with your girl: Girlfriend tell a friend she wants to leave you:  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  tell her in person 66% get mad at her 11%  
  tell her over the phone 12% break up with her first 8%  
  write her a letter 11% try to change her mind 10%  
  ignore her 11% confront her 62%  
    do nothing 8%  
     
  You expect a new relationship to: After breaking up you:  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  last forever 33% stay friends 45%  
  place no expectations on it at all 51% distance yourself from her 42%  
  be over in a couple of years 5% pretend she never existed 12%  
  be over in a couple of months 11%    
       
       
           
Have you ever gotten into a relationship knowing:
     
  Your girl loved someone else You loved someone else  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  TRUE 22% TRUE 42%  
  FALSE 55% FALSE 38%  
  MAYBE 22% MAYBE 20%  
     
     
  You and she were not compatible  
  Response Percent      
  TRUE 47% "Being with someone you know  
  FALSE 24% you don't love is cruel."  
  MAYBE 30%      
       
       
Have you ever gotten out of a relationship because:
     
  You felt you didn't deserve love You were afraid of commitment  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  TRUE 9% TRUE 24%  
  FALSE 79% FALSE 61%  
  MAYBE 12% MAYBE 15%  
     
     
  You were attracted to others    
  Response Percent    
  TRUE 47%    
  FALSE 37%    
  MAYBE 16%    
           
     
     
  You avenge a bad break up by: People fall out of love because:  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  putting sugar in her tank 1% sex life not exciting 1%  
  slashing her tires 2% can hardly spend time together 6%  
  outing her 2% falling in love with somebody else 7%  
  putting her business in the street 6% breakdown in communication 39%  
  keeping something of hers 8% no trust 46%  
  don't seek vengeance 82%    
     
     
           
I have gotten into a relationship because:
     
  Wanted sex on a regular basis Thought lust was love  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  TRUE 20% TRUE 45%  
  FALSE 61% FALSE 36%  
  MAYBE 18% MAYBE 19%  
     
     
  Tired of being single For what she could do for me  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  TRUE 43% TRUE 23%  
  FALSE 38% FALSE 61%  
  MAYBE 19% MAYBE 16%  
     
     
  I didn't want someone else to have her  
  Response Percent    
  TRUE 21%    
  FALSE 62%    
  MAYBE 17%    
           
       
  An ex you dumped gets over you quickly, you: You find a new gf before leaving the old:  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  are are pissed 16% TRUE 13%  
  feel a little hurt 62% FALSE 65%  
  don't care 23% MAYBE 22%  
     
     
  Woman you love breaks up with you, you: How long before a friend can date your ex?  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  want to know what went wrong 65% once your stuff is out of the ex's place 6%  
  beg for a second chance 6% at least 3 or 4 months 8%  
  begin erasing her from your life 8% a year 7%  
  lock yourself in your bedroom and cry 13% 2 years 6%  
  find consolation in the arms of another 7% when hell freezes over 72%  
     
     
  After getting your heart broken When small problems first arrive you:  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  heal before dating anyone new 66% talk immediately 78%  
  start dating again 14% wait until they become large problems 13%  
  seek fuck buddies 20% ignore them completely 9%  
     
     
           
After getting your heart broken, you:
     
  Lash out at innocent people Distance yourself from everyone  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  TRUE 12% TRUE 46%  
  FALSE 62% FALSE 28%  
  MAYBE 26% MAYBE 26%  
     
     
  Set out to break someone else's heart Fantasize about getting revenge  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  TRUE 1% TRUE 22%  
  FALSE 89% FALSE 52%  
  MAYBE 10% MAYBE 26%  
           
     
  Woman who broke your heart wants you back: People in bad relationships stay together because:  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  jump at the chance to be with her again 4% feel a sense of loyalty 25%  
  want to solve all of your old issues first 56% afraid of being alone 65%  
  go back to her, so you can hurt her 3% are afraid of what friends will think 1%  
  tell her no 37% they do better financially together 10%  
     
     
  Breaking a heart is: Being dumped is  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  part of the journey to find Ms. Right 16% part of the journey to find Ms. Right 28%  
  better than being with someone you don't love 30% better than being with someone you don't love 13%  
  an ego booster 2% an ego booster 0%  
  an opportunity to learn a lesson 17% an opportunity to learn a lesson 38%  
  spiritually and mentally devastating 35% spiritually and mentally devastating 22%  
     
     
  I am I identify as  
  Response Percent Response Percent  
  lesbian 71% butch or stud 14%  
  bisexual 20% femme 32%  
  straight 3% a bit of both 21%  
  other 6% no labels 33%  
       
         
  age I usually dont want anything  
  Response Percent to do with my ex at all,  
  18 to 25 49% but i am cursed because they always want to  
  26 to 35 28% be friends.  If I'm a such a great friend  
  36 to 45 17%  why cant I be a great mate?  
  46 to 55 5%      
           
   
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