When it comes time to break up with someone, you want the least amount of fuss, tears and most of all, confrontation. We all know that ending a relationship in person, face-to-face is the right thing, but ohhhh how tempting it is to see your iPhone lying there practically begging you to just type out a quick little “Hey sry it’s over” and be done with it.
No! Resist! Do not take the cowardly way out! The text message break up is never a good idea! Need some convincing?
Here are a few reasons why it’s so NOT OK to dump someone over text.
1. They’ll NEVER Forget It
One Direction’s Zayn Malik admitted that he got text dumped–and that it still stings. Sure, break ups are never going to be looked back on with warm tingly feelings, but a wuss 0ut like that will make the split seem like the worst one they’ve ever gone through.
2. It’ll Create MORE Drama
I know, at first it seems like a text dump is way less stressful than an in person one, but actually, all you’re going to do is make your ex frantic with questions about what went wrong. A 10 minute convo about why exactly the relaysh isn’t working will keep you from having 100 more down the line…and turning him into a total nutjob because he needs closure. Wouldn’t you want that if the shoe was on the other foot?
3. Other Dudes Won’t Want to Date You
They might not say it out loud, your next guy will inevitably wonder if and when your new romance ends, you’ll pull the same stunt with them.
4. It’s Bad For Your Reputation
I think all of us looked at Joe Jonas a little differently when Taylor Swift revealed that he dumped her via text. Dating and being in love isn’t just about enjoying the good times and then hitting the road when things get tough. If you can’t take the high road, people will wonder if you’re really mature enough to be in a relationship at all!
What would you do if you were confronted with a text message break up? Have you ever gone through a text message break up yourself? Tell me everything in the comments!