Dating app Clover is apparently not interested whatsoever in spreading Christmas cheer, because the company just released a bunch of depressing stats about break-ups in the holiday season.
Clover is like a combination of OkCupid and Tinder. Like on OkCupid, you can scroll through potential matches, and filter them by categories like age, height, and location. Like on Tinder, you can check off people you like, except you can see people who’ve liked you without you having to like them back.
For some reason—perhaps they were feeling particularly Grinch-like—Clover set out to discover whether the holiday season is break-up season. After analyzing the behavior of 150,000 users, they found that a ton of people in relationships seem to be scanning the app for new mates.
So far in December, Clover has reportedly seen a 300 percent increase in sign-ups from people already in a relationship, suggesting that people might be preparing to dump their current BF or GF and replace them with someone new.
Of course, it could also just mean that with so many people off work and school for the holidays, they’re simply downloading the app as a form of entertainment. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, judging people based on their profile photos is fun!
The survey also found two more interesting stats. Of all the new holiday sign-ups, 6 percent of women are in existing relationships, as opposed to 4.5 percent of men—meaning there are 33 percent more women than men who might be breaking up with their significant others this month.
Additionally, they found that people earning less than $60,000 per year are two-and-a-half times more likely to be looking for a new partner while they’re still in an existing relationship. Perhaps gold-digging suddenly seems appealing?
The moral of the story? Enjoy your partner while you still have them, because they might be dumping you soon. Happy Holidays!