When is the Best Time to Break Up With Someone? Facebook Stats Say Spring Break

Some an interesting infographic from journalist and infographics designer David McCandless point out that while an embarrassing Facebook breakup might not always be easy, there are ways to predict when it's likely to happen.

Breaking up is hard to do – and when it’s a messy, public breakup on Facebook complete with furious un-tagging and bitterly dividing up your friends list into “mine” and “yours”, it’s especially hard. Some interesting stats from journalist and infographics designer David McCandless point out that while an embarrassing Facebook breakup might not always be easy, there are ways to predict when it’s likely to happen. And, since knowledge is power, maybe knowing when can help steel your heart so that fateful day when you suddenly log on to find your relationship status is “single” doesn’t hurt so much.

McCandless presented the following infographic at a TED talk that you can watch on Youtube: