Okay, is it wrong to say this viral break up text made my day? My sense of humor might be a little warped, but this speaks to me. At first I thought it was funny, but, then I realized I’m pretty sure I dated a guy like this once
Call me old fashioned…
but in my day break ups were done face-to-face, over the telephone, or at the very least, by snail mail.
I’m not a cat lady, per se, but if someone didn’t bond with say, my puppy, should I actually have one, that might make me question the relationship too. Then again, I read that she was allergic to the cat. So she’s got a free pass right there.
Clearly she wasn’t completely sold on this guy, which would explain not including him in her weekend wedding plans or Facebook relationship status.
Hopefully this poor guy’s identity remains hidden, to stave off embarrassment. Lord knows I’ve sent some equally embarrassing finger-wagging letters when fueled by disappointment or heartbreak.
However, maybe he could learn a thing or two from all of this. Let’s call a spade a spade, he seems a little controlling. Perhaps, even a little needy, though that’s not always a bad thing. I would take needy over aloof any day! And from the article she says he’s kinda nerdy, again, not a deal breaker for me.
However, as for the demand to know the number of male suitors who’ve enjoyed her bed, well, it’s really none of his business, I guess. Truth be told he seems extremely judgmental and ready to make her wear the Scarlet Letter, so I can see why she didn’t feel safe in sharing.
Regarding her swearing? Unless she’s dropping F-bombs all the time, an occasional and well-timed expletive is not a bad thing. So, “F” that.
Apparently she did not respond to his text, because really, where do you go from here?
Please share your awkward break up stories with me.
LOL that was hysterical. Everything it out in the open now. I don’t mind it much. I think ppl tend to read stuff and move on to the next tweet. He will be yesterday’s news soon enough. thanks for sharing that. Very funny tweet!
Helene Cohen Bludman says
I know someone who got dumped via text message. So rude!
i had not seen this! We must gave the same sense of humor because I Laughed, too. The thing is, I kinda laughed at him! I would have cut him loose, too. Anyone who wants you to number your sex partners is pathetic, LOL!
Ruth Curran says
Oh…I think I might have been that girl – of course waaaay before a “relationship status” was even a thing! YIKES!
Lisa Carpenter says
I married so young I don’t really have “awkward” breakup stories; just one horrendous one (thank God he’s in prison now… seriously). Reading thing like this just make me so thankful I’m not single. I think I *would* choose to be a crazy cat lady if I were for some reason forced to enter the single scene.
Elin Stebbins Waldal says
Oh my. Makes me wonder if they were just a “thing.” But he thought they were FBO, And then she didn’t make it official. Which means what had been a thing was actually done. I’m thinking she didn’t respond for all the aforementioned reasons. Anyway… I can think of one winner I would have preferred to have broken up via text had I had that opportunity…but, baring safety issues, I think it’s pretty tacky, should be face to face for sure.
Jamie Miles says
I’ve read blog posts where the pros and cons of “breaking up via text” is discussed. I take it that it’s not all that uncommon. Maybe for short term things? But I agree, this poor fellow needs a confidence booster and it certainly wasn’t it.
Cathy Chester says
Oy. I can’t believe people break up this way. I know it happens but it’s so unbelievable. Plus, how shallow are these people? I guess I was born at the right time.
Carol Cassara says
Upwards of three is unacceptable? Oh dear. OMG. I don’t get the love affair with texting except that it distances people.
Mary Bird Lanzavecchia says
What a tacky way to break up! It’s gutless to handle anything beyond “What do you want in the next dorm box I ship out?” However, had I been the girl at the receiving end of this text, I might have texted my thanks back to him for listing all the reasons HE needed to be rejected.
Lois Alter Mark says
I’ve been married for 33 years so I can’t even imagine how people have relationships these days. This is probably not all that unusual! After reading Elin Stebbins Waldal’s comment, I have to admit I had to look up FBO!! I am a freaking dinosaur!
Heidi Sloss says
Thank God I’m married. Otherwise I’m screwed by #5 and #6!
Linda Roy says
I was pissed when a college boyfriend broke up with me over the phone. I’m glad I didn’t have to deal with a text break up. The ultimate cop-out.