— -- It turns out we can learn a lot about love from Twitter.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Twitter has sifted through its trove of billions of tweets sent in the past year to pull out some lessons about life, love and relationship milestones.
Twitter's "Calendar of Love" reveals that people tweet most about first dates in January but have their hearts broken in March. Not surprisingly, July is the most frequent time for weddings, while the most tweets about engagements are in August.
Perhaps there's something about having all of your friends settling down, because August is also the most popular time for people to discuss online dating on Twitter. December is when divorce is most tweeted about.
Twitter also crunched the data to find out which countries say "I love you" the most on the site. It turns out the Swedes are the most amorous with their 140-characters, followed by Slovenia and Israel. The United States came in 50th.