“[We] both just wanted to experience new things and enjoy school until we can think about seeing each other again,” said a freshman student, who recently decided mutually with his significant other to split up.One sophomore, who broke it off college, wrote that she and her boyfriend decided to split and experience college on their own.

Why is it that, in college, we watch so many of our friends dump, get dumped, cheat and get cheated on?

How come we witness so many “most-likely-to-get-married” relationships dissolve, and the people become two separate strangers?

Students who had experienced this high school/college breakup were asked to indicate why the breakup occurred.

The number one reason for breakups was long distance.

“Since we didn’t see each other at all, our feelings changed,” one sophomore wrote.

“We didn’t communicate and I was the only one that was putting effort into the relationship,” said a junior.

The participants were from an English 101 class, a Communications 101 class and a handful of random students on campus.

In total 40 students responded, 25 of whom were male and 15 female.

Mc Candless found a significant spike around the Thanksgiving holiday break.