Online dating site Match.com recently shared breakup stats from its 2012 singles study, and there were some interesting tidbits on how we all deal with the end of a relationship.
Despite Taylor Swift's "never ever" anthem, many young people actually will get back together — the study found that singles in their 20s were more likely to get back together with an ex, and 9.3 percent reported to have reconciled more than five times with the same ex. As far as moving on goes, singles in their 30s were most likely to distract themselves with work after a split. Both men and women found solace after a breakup by talking to their friends and family, with 41 percent naming that as their postsplit recovery process. This is where we come in . . .
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