Researchers at Binghamton University believe that women are hit the hardest emotionally from a breakup but accept and come to terms with it much quicker compared to men.
They together with researchers from University College London asked 5,705 participants in 96 countries to rate the emotional pain of a relationship breakup on a scale from 1 (no pain) to 10 (unbearable pain).
the difference in how men and women cope with a break up boils down to biology.
Lead researcher Craig Morris revealed the research found that women move on in search of a new partner sooner because they have more to lose by dating the wrong person.
The findings reveal that women has evolved to invest more in a relationship compared to men. Women are said to be more selective in who they date and are more likely to choose someone with long-term qualities in mind and are more likely to pull a plug in a marriage.
Men can spend longer brooding over women they feel are irreplaceable while women find it easier to move on from a relationship regardless of whether their next partner will live up to the one who got away.