(WXTX) – As the song says, breaking up is hard to do, but it's harder on men in the long-term, according to a new study. We looked deeper at the research in this "For Men Only" report.
Women are hit hardest emotionally after a break-up, but men suffer more in the long term and experts say males may never truly get over it. That's according to research involving more than 5,700 participants, which finds that men suffer as the impact of the loss "sinks in" and they have to start "competing" all over again for a significant other.
Researchers at Binghamton University say the differences boil down to biology. Women have more to lose by dating the wrong person, and so are better at accepting the end of relationship is over then moving on to a new partner.
But men are more "competitive" in their approach, meaning the loss of a woman they see as a good catch can be felt deeply for months, even years.
Women also have more to lose by choosing the wrong partner, thus they are also more likely to pull the plug on a relationship – with 70 percent of divorces in the U.S. filed by females.
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