Survey Says One out of Ten Is Dumped Via Text

Breaking Up Over Text Message

Did your last relationship end with a text from your girlfriend reading “Soz. I gg. Thnks fr th Mmrs”? There’s a ten percent chance you’ve been dumped by a similarly gutless message, according to a recent survey.

As reported by the Daily Mail, one out of ten people get to deal with the shame and embarrassment that comes with feeling unworthy of an in-person breakup, let alone a phone call. Mobile phone site Recombu.com recently surveyed 2,000 people and found that text messaging plays a significant part in making and breaking relationships.

If ten percent of the population sounds small, consider that zero percent of the population got dumped via text 20 years ago. Ten percent is a significant number. Based on the current world population, that’s more than 67 million people potentially in line for an “It’s not working” text in their inbox.

Have you flirted with someone you shouldn’t have via text? You’re not alone. One out of four people do it, says the survey. Being so, a third of people secretly read the texts on their partner’s phone. It seems not too many people are worried about getting caught, however, since only ten percent of text flirters delete suspicious texts before their partner sees them.

Has someone broken it off with you in less time than it takes to play a round of “Angry Birds”? If so, you’re in the minority. For the time being, 90 percent of the population still gets to endure the much classier “dinner at Pizzeria Uno breakup.” Just pray that cell phone companies don’t start adding messages like “It’s not you, it’s me” or “I found somebody else” to the quick text feature or you might not get as much as a breadstick come next breakup.

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