Brits are more likely to talk about love at 9pm on a Sunday, according to one study ahead of Valentine’s Day 2016.
In contract, we’re not quite in the mood on Tuesdays – with office deadlines and ‘work’ taking over our brains.
A new study by online dating website eHarmony.co.uk has analysed millions of tweets to find the exact time and day when Brits most ‘loved-up’.
Across 90 million tweets mentioning ‘love’ in 2015, there was a 7% increase on Sundays compared to the average day and a 73% increase on the average time between 9pm – 10pm.
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The positive feelings associated with Sundays extend to those we share the weekend with – making the word ‘people’ one of the most tweeted words alongside ‘love’, followed by ‘happy’ and ‘life’.
On Tuesdays, ‘work’ features highly – indicative of a return to our weekly routines – so it turns out office work is turning our brains off romance.
eHarmony.co.uk psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos says: “Sunday evening is significant for many Brits as we take stock of the weekend that has just passed.
“It’s no wonder that the word ‘people’ features so highly in posts as we remember and tweet about the good times we have shared with friends and family.
“In a similar vein, the words ‘happy’ and ‘life’ are both synonymous with a reflective mindset following a relaxing weekend.”
“The fact that ‘work’ is mentioned more frequently on a Tuesday shows that our thoughts are consumed with our careers at start of a new week.
New social media website UKHeartBeat.co.uk monitors twitter to reveal a graphic animated heart that reacts every time the word ‘love’ is mentioned by a user in the run up to Valentine’s Day.
The site will for the first time reveal how overall interest in ‘love’ changes by time of day and location, tracking a total ‘love’ count for each of the UK’s most popular cities by hour.
To discover what the nation loves, visit UKHeartBeat.co.uk.
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