The Signal: We know what you’re thinking. Last week we wrote about healthy romantic relationships, and now we’re diving into breakups. Let’s just say it’s been a tumultuous start to 2022 for our analysts, with Taylor Swift’s latest album blaring through the virtual corridors of the Trends office.

Breaking up is big business. It turns out that unnamed members of the Trends team are not the only people spending big bucks to mend the shattered pieces of their broken hearts — the average person spends ~$1.5k after a breakup. 

Expenses include new clothes, nights out, weekends away, comfort food, beauty treatments, moving out, and even learning to drive.  

Singles Day” in China is the biggest global shopping day. Source: CNBC, TechCrunch, and CNBC