The ex-files: more than half of Canadian singles still desire their ex-partners
- More than two-in-five singles sincerely regret dumping a past lover.
- Over half of dumped singles still pine for an ex – and would go back to them if they asked!
- The most common reason for Canadians to break up is a lack of love, followed by bad sex.
- 70 per cent of singles hate the fact that people lie about their reasons for a breakup (but 60 per cent have done it themselves!).
Breaking up is hard to do
Making the decision to end a relationship is never easy - and, it seems this is definitely true for Canadians. An EliteSingles survey of 500 Canadian men and women has revealed that 42 per cent of singles - more than two-in-five people - wish that they had never dumped their ex partner.
However, those regretting a rash romantic decision shouldn’t lose hope - old flames can yet burn bright. Indeed, a whopping 58 per cent of Canadians still carry a torch for the person who ditched them and would restart the relationship if their ex asked nicely. And, if rekindled love isn’t on the menu, sex with an ex just might be – over a third of singles (37 per cent) have continued a physical relationship with someone even through their romantic relationship has ended.