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22nd Mar 2017

Here are the top 5 reasons for relationship breakups

Alan Loughnane

Sometimes, it’s just not meant to be…

Pulling the plug on a relationship isn’t easy to do, no matter how long you’ve been seeing someone. For the record, it doesn’t get any easier the more you do it either.

A survey that was conducted by dating site, What’s Your Price, has outlined the most common reasons for relationships ending from 6,842 of its members.

Surprisingly, the most common reason that women dumped their partners is because of political differences.

For men, it seems that they’re a little bit more superficial, as the most common reason they ended with their partner being the issue of weight gain.

But another popular reason for men was the issue or attachment. The study describes this in the following terms: “As feelings deepen, they become harder to control. Intense feelings can lead to crazy thoughts and irrational decisions. Does your significant other show up wherever you happen to be ‘coincidentally?'”

Have a look at the reasons below and if they sound all too familiar, don’t worry, there’s plenty of fish in the sea…


  1. Political differences – 35%
  2. Bad sex – 24%
  3. Finances – 13%
  4. Jealousy – 10%
  5. Mistrust – 6%


  1. Weight gain – 27%
  2. Attachment – 20%
  3. Jealousy – 18%
  4. Bad sex – 12%
  5. Infidelity – 8%