Have you ever taken your ex back?

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Have you ever taken your ex back?

According to a survey by ElitePartner in Germany , the average person has 3.4 relationships . Accordingly, we all have some ex-partners. Are these people really 100% banned from our lives or do we still occasionally keep in touch? Or have you maybe even tried sex with your ex?

Around 29% of people are still in contact with exes, and around every fourth person is even a friend. It is exciting that singles stay connected more often than people in a new relationship. Incidentally, the longer the new relationship lasts, the less frequent contact with the ex becomes.

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But how many of those friendships, encounters, and contacts really end up in bed again? One in five people has been in bed with an ex, even though the relationship is actually over. Funnily enough, there is also a particularly critical age for this: People in their thirties state particularly frequently that they have started a relationship with the same person again (28%) or have slept with him/her again (23%). Only 22% of all respondents break off contact entirely.

Is the ex a temptation?
Jealous of your ex? Who of you has ever thought about whether the new love is still attached to his/her ex? Not always wrong, as the survey shows. Around 16% of those surveyed stated that they had missed their ex during a new relationship. Younger people between the ages of 18 and 29 in particular still have a crush on their ex. One in five admits to having a crush, and among 30 to 39 year olds the figure is as high as 22%.

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How do you deal with that?
revenge is female? Every sixth respondent has thoughts of revenge against ex-partners. But women are well above average here, it is every 5th. Among men, only 13% have this need. But not every relationship ends badly. The study defines 4 different types of separation among singles:

The clarified: Looking back, single women in particular often find that it was better that the relationship ended. Here women with 58% are clearly ahead of men with 37%. Four out of ten singles also wish their ex only the best.
The avoiders: Around every second single woman (45 percent) and every third single man (34 percent) no longer have any contact with their last partner. 6% are even downright afraid of an encounter in “real” life.
Those who suffer: Around 14% of those surveyed wish their ex back and cannot quite let go of their last love. They also regularly check on social media what the other person is doing and who they are spending time with.
The angry ones: Every fifth single woman and every seventh single man cannot deal with the separation well and wish the ex many things, but certainly not the best!

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