When do people breakup? David McCandless performed an analysis of 10,000 Facebook postings and status updates and discovered that:
- Most breakups are announced on Mondays
- There is big peak in breakups right before Spring Break
- People like to start the summer being single
- There is a run up in splits ups right before Christmas, but the fewest breakups occur on Christmas Day.
Though I suspect the study was based upon British Facebook postings, the findings are consistent with my casual observations. For instance, I have noticed that I receive the majority of my new client inquiries on Mondays and Tuesdays and right after the major holidays.