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It’s Not You…It’s Me

Remember when people use to have the decency to break up with their significant other face-to-face? Explaining their decision and giving their other half proper closure? Somehow the process of breaking up has evolved, tying in new technology along the way. Text message break ups have become the norm. A quick, “Hey, I don’t think I can do this anymore. Have a nice life.” and just like that…relationship terminated with no explanation whatsoever.

Recently though, social media giant, Facebook, has become a popular channel for people to go about letting their girlfriend/boyfriend know that they are dumping them. People unknowingly sign onto their Facebook and go to check up on their better half and see their relationship status has changed from “In a Relationship” to “Single”. As if it wasn’t bad enough, it conveniently is posted on their wall and everyone clicks the “like” button and leave smart remarks.

This is actually more common than you probably think. According to a study done by AreYouInterested, a dating Facebook application, 1 out of 4 Facebook users found out about being dumped via the site. The app asked 1,000 respondents and the results are quite alarming. Really people? C’mon, have some courtesy!

Here are some other statistics about Facebook and how they affect people’s dating lives:

  • Almost 25% of respondents found out their own relationship was over by seeing it on Facebook first.
  • Around 21% of respondents said they would carry out a Facebook breakup by changing their status to single.
  • Nearly 40% of respondents have updated their status on Facebook so the person they‚Äôre dating sees they have plans.
  • And almost 35% of respondents have used their Facebook status to make someone think they have plans, even if they don‚Äôt.

So what’s your opinion? Would you break up with someone through Facebook?


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