Study: Men may never truly get over a relationship break-up

That’s according to researchers who found that men suffer as the impact of the loss “sinks in” and they have to start “competing” all over again for a significant other.

Craig Morris, research associate at Binghamton University, says the differences boil down to biology. Women have more to lose by dating the wrong person, and so are better at accepting a relationship is over and selecting a new partner.

“Put simply, women have evolved to invest far more in a relationship than a man,” Morris said. “A brief romantic encounter could lead to nine months of pregnancy […] while the man may have ‘left the scene’ literally minutes after the encounter.”