"In 2011, YourTango discovered that most people had ex-attachments, so we launched Break Up With Your Ex to help," says YourTango CEO, Andrea Miller. "Two years later, our new research reveals people need help more than ever. This year we are also encouraging people to 'forget their type' and try something new. Whether it's dating a different kind of person or adopting new ways to meet other singles, YourTango endeavors to help users detach and enjoy new, successful relationships."
51% of respondents say they unfriend exes on Facebook (up from 41% who reported doing so in 2011)
Cheating/betrayal and communication issues were the top two causes of breakups
44% agree starting a new relationship is most effective in an ex-detachment
@YourTango will host a #breakupwithyourex Twitter party February 1st from 3-4pm ET with HelloBeautiful.com and a Facebook discussion February 13th.