Many Facebook users spending Valentine's Day alone
The world's largest social network analyzed the relationship status changes of its hundreds of millions of users in attempt to get some insight into the love life of people in 2012.
What it found was that of all the relationship statuses that were changed, most of the changes were to 'Single.'
Only 29.2 per cent of relationship status changes were to being 'In a Relationship.'
But it's not all that pessimistic, really. And although many people switched to being single, it could just be that the people who use Facebook are maturing. That's what the next set of numbers suggest.
Facebook says 8.2 per cent of its users became engaged and 7.6 per cent got married.
Only 0.8 per cent set 'Separated' and 0.6 per cent set their relationship status as 'Divorced.' Small numbers, or perhaps users were just embarassed to say their relationship had fallen apart.
Then again - how many people actually and realistically set their relationship status on Facebook? If you came out of a nasty divorce, are you really itching to tell the world that you are divorced?
Or wouldn't someone just say they're Single. Or better yet - leave the relationship status blank?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets