- Red Tuesday, 13th February, is the day you’re most likely to get dumped in 2018
- 35% of married people have broken up with their partner in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day
- Of that 35%, 50% broke up with their partner on the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day, and 6% on the day itself
- 49% broke up face-to-face, 29% over the phone/text, 20% over social media, and 4% got their friends or family to do their dirty work
- The results come from a survey of 1,300 people on IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people
I hope you’ve kept the receipt for that Belgian chocolate and the diamond earrings, because it looks like you might need it
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, can reveal that you’re more likely to be dumped on the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day than on any other day of the year.
‘Red Tuesday’, as it’s been dubbed, sees couples terminate their relationship on the eve of the most romantic day of the year.
The site surveyed 1,300 of its members, with over a third (35%) stating that they’ve broken up with their partner on or in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Of that 35%, 50% broke up with their partner on the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day, with the 44% ending things in the week leading up to the big day.
That leaves 6% who had the gall to break up with their partner on Valentine’s Day itself.
While the timing might not be ideal, 49% did muster the courage to break up with their partner face-to-face. Unfortunately, that leaves 29% who did the deed by text, over the phone, or an instant messaging service such as WhatsApp.
Somehow, 20% decided that social media was the best way to end things, and 4% left it to a friend or family member to break the bad news to their partner.
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains why so many people save the heartbreak on the most romantic day of the year:
“You’ve likely been thinking about it for a while. You don’t wake up on an average Tuesday morning, have an epiphany, and then decide to end things with your significant other – that’s not how life works.
“But, it’s likely you’ve been too scared to pull the trigger, waiting so long for the right moment that it’s been and gone several times.
“In short, the pressure of Valentine’s Day proves to be too much. What if your partner buys you something incredibly expensive? What if they take you on a romantic getaway? What if, God forbid, they propose?
“Letting your partner down is likely to be painful for everyone involved, but all of those scenarios could be much, much worse, and you’ve delayed the decision for so long now that you’ve only got one last chance to end things, and this year, that’s Tuesday 13th – Red Tuesday.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 12 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
We’re always more than happy to talk about IllicitEncounters.com – please contact Christian Grant through the details below – but we’re not willing to speak publicly about SaraHartley.net at this moment in time.
Tel: 020 7729 6098