Match.com surveyed more than a thousand singles and found that 51 percent stayed in a bad relationship to avoid hurting the person they were dating during the holidays.

 

13 percent stayed with someone through the season because they didn't want to face the holidays alone.

3 percent hung in there because they wanted to receive gifts from the person they were dating.

Only 33 percent said they ended the relationship before the holiday season started.

 

And get this -- women were less likely to stay in the relationship during the holiday season and more likely to end the relationship than men!

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31 percent said they feel pressure about being single during the holidays, but they also admitted that they put most of that pressure on themselves.

The singles surveyed said that the women in their lives, including mothers, best friends, grandmothers, aunts and sisters, were more likely than men in their lives to pressure them about their solo status.