Getting dumped costs a woman more than her dignity, a new study revealed. Of the 2,000 recent dumpees polled, more than half admitted to managing their misery post-breakup by treating themselves to new ‘dos, wardrobes, makeup, gym memberships, and pampering procedures like spray tans or mani/pedis. “Being dumped, whether it was on the cards or not, will make even the toughest woman feel awful … This research shows that women start to question what went wrong with the relationship, and feel self-conscious about their looks,” said the head researcher. Imagine that, consuming to make ourselves feel better. I know nothing about it.
While 75 percent felt that their post-breakup purchases were totally worth it and did the trick to get their lives back on track, there was no denying that their wallets took a serious hit. Researchers found that the average dumpee shopped away their pain to the tune of $700. I think I am going to have to start bringing this up on first dates from now on. “If you want to date me, please don’t dump me because I really can’t afford it right now.” [Newslite]