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Who breaks up with whom the most in the dating game

A recent poll by Yougov found that men are more likely to be dumped by women than vice versa.
A recent poll by Yougov found that men are more likely to be dumped by women than vice versa.
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Men, as it turns out, are less likely to dump their partner in a romantic relationship than women, according to a recent poll by YouGov.

According to the poll, 64 percent of Americans have "gone through the breakup of a long-term relationship." And of those breakups, 76 percent of women say they at some point have been the one to end the relationship. For men, it's 62 percent.

When it comes to post-relationship status, there's also an interesting divide. Though this time it's a gap based on age, not gender.

Fifty-four percent of those 18 to 29 believe it's best to sever ties after a breakup, opting for "no contact." But for everyone over 30, the preferred method is "try and remain on good terms."

JJ Feinauer is a writer for Deseret News National. Email: jfeinauer@deseretdigital.com, Twitter: jjfeinauer.