How to get over a breakup: New survey reveals devious break-up behaviours of Aussies
We’ve all been heartbroken after a breakup, but how do you recover? MTV set out to learn more about how people deal with their exes ahead of the premiere of our brand new reality show Ex On The Beach!
Over 1000 Aussies and 500 Kiwis aged 16 years and older, and over 2000 18-35 year olds based in the UK were surveyed about how they dealt with their exes ahead of the show’s premiere this Wednesday April 23 at 8.30pm.
According to the survey, dubbed ‘The Ex Files Project 2014,’ one third of us would aim to get back at our exes by losing weight or having a makeover and becoming ultra-desirable (à la Vicky Pattison), while woman are reportedly more likely than males to resort to burning or disposing of their ex’s belongings or even throwing a drink over them in public (looking at you, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola!).
Males who’ve been dumped are more likely than females to have sex with a close friend of their ex’s (just like Gary “Gaz” Beadle), but are less likely to think that any form of revenge is acceptable. Hmm...
Unsurprisingly, the most popular way of dealing with a breakup is to ‘defriend’ or ‘block’ your ex on social media (even though nearly one in three people admit to stalking their ex online).
More than one in five Aussies 16 years and older have attempted to hide all traces of their past relationship by, dramatically and publically, changing their relationship status and removing all photos of them together from their profiles.
So what about that horrifying moment of coming face to face with your ex? One in three people will avoid friendship circles and will even cross the road at the sight of their ex. Yikes!
To find out what happens when eight smoking hot single guys and girls arrive in paradise only to be surprised by their exes – tune into MTV’s Ex On The Beach from Wednesday 23rd April @ 8.30pm.
*Australia and New Zealand results hosted by Research Now, United Kingdom results hosted by One Poll.