Happy Red Tuesday?

Apparently, that's what some are calling today.

This date is the day break-ups are most likely to occur, according to a dating site in the UK, Female First reports. Four days before Valentine's Day; that's pretty rough.

You'd think maybe people would be feeling all lovey leading up to the romantic holiday or that maybe they'd want to stick it out?


Illicit Encounters, a secret dating site for married people (read: for cheaters looking for affairs) found in a survey of their site's users that 27 percent say they've dumped someone the week before Valentine's Day.

Of that group, the majority chose the Tuesday before Valentine's day to break it off.

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Spokesperson for Illicit Encounters, Christian Grant, explains:

"You're on the cusp of what is generally considered to be one of the most romantic and important days for any relationship, and then you realise that you don't love your partner as much as they love you, so to save yourself the embarrassment or shame of having to declare your love to someone you don't really care for, what do you do? You take the lesser of two evils and dump them."


Or maybe you just don't want to shell out the dough for a V-Day present for someone you're just kind of meh about. I think that could have something to do with it too.

The survey found the top six ways people choose to dump their partners are:

  • By text, 26 percent
  • In person, 24 percent
  • By phone call, 22 percent
  • Via Facebook, 13 percent
  • By Whatsapp, 10 percent
  • Via Twitter, 7 percent

So, if you get a "we need to talk ..." text today, don't say I didn't warn you.

Happy Valentine's Day!