‘Red Tuesday’ Is the Most Popular Day of the Year to Get Dumped – Just One Week Before Valentine’s Day!

 

  • Tuesday 7th February, Red Tuesday, is the most popular day of the year to get dumped
  • 30% of a survey of 1,500 members of IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, have broken up with their partner just one week before Valentine’s Day
  • 80% said that they no longer loved their partner, with 57% fearing the dreaded proposal
  • And in terms of the method of the break-up, the majority (55%) broke up face-to-face…
  • ….but 5% proved that you only need 140 characters to break someone’s heart, killing it off on social media

While many couples are planning to walk off lovingly into the sunset this Valentine’s Day, some are contemplating how they’re going to deliver the killer blow to their significant other.

That’s because Tuesday 7th February is Red Tuesday, the most popular day of the year to get dumped… and it falls just one week before Valentine’s Day.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 1,500 of their members, with as many as 30% stating that they’ve broken up with their partner a week before Valentine’s Day.

The reasons for the unfortunate timing? Well, the significant majority (80%) simply stated that they no longer loved their significant other, and felt too guilty to spend a day full of love and romance with them, knowing that they couldn’t reciprocate those feelings.

And of that 80%, over half (57%) said that they feared receiving – or felt pressured into making – a proposal that they weren’t ready for.

“It’s done out of a combination of fear, pity and guilt,” explains the site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant.

“Many find themselves in a relationship that they know has been heading off a cliff for some time, but they’re too scared to step out their comfort zone.

“However, the guilt can’t help but consume them as the pressures of Valentine’s Day become too much.

“The shame and general all-round awkwardness of having to profess your love to someone that you, well, don’t really love, is a dreaded realisation that many only open their eyes to at the very last moment.

“Add to that the fear of having to make – or receive – a proposal, and many will gladly choose the lesser of the two evils and hammer the final nail in the coffin before the situation gets any worse.”

And for those that do let their partner down this Red Tuesday, 55% elect to do so face-to-face.

However, that leaves 28% who could only muster the courage to end things over the phone, with 12% breaking up via text and instant messaging (presumably with a lot of sad emojis), with the remaining 5% proving that you only need 140 characters to break someone’s heart; they killed it off on social media.

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.

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

Top Ten Songs People Listen to After a Breakup!

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Top Ten Songs People Listen to after a Breakup

A poll with 500 votes by married dating website IllicitEncounters.com found that 79% of people listen to more music after a breakup, and showed what the top breakup songs were.

“Interestingly, we found that Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ is the most popular song immediately after breakups,” Claire Page, spokesperson for Illicit Encounters said, “But Gotye’s ‘Someone That I Used to Know’ is the most popular song two-weeks after breakups. This really reflects the emotional process of a breakup – initially sorrow and then anger. At first, breakups are emotionally exhausting, but time is a healer and after a while you pull yourself together and realise that the person you were with wasn’t meant for you, or you may even look back with fondness for what once made you happy.”

The Top Break Up Songs were:

  • 1)Adele – Someone Like You
  • 2)Eric Carmen – All By Myself
  • 3)Bon Iver – I can’t make you love me
  • 4)Michael Bolton – How am I supposed to live without you?
  • 5)Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts
  • 6)Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
  • 7)Joy Division – Love Will Tear us Apart
  • 8)Harry Nilsson – Without You
  • 9)Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
  • 10)Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares to You

“Music can be incredibly therapeutic,” psychologist Lucy Redford said, “It’s been proven to help with anxiety, stress, relaxation and depression. Music is a core function in our brain. The power of sound is immense. Our brain is primed early on to process and react to sound. Studies have proven that day-old infants can detect the differences in rhythmic patterns. For centuries, mothers relax and sooth their babies with lullabies. Speaking purely evolutionary, music precedes language. It isn’t fully clear to us why, but our brains are wired to automatically respond to music. In a way, music helps our survival because healthy minds outgrow and outlive unhealthy minds, and healthy minds mean healthy bodies.”

The UK and Ireland’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK and Ireland’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 986,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 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.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire