Breaking up with someone is definitely not the easiest thing in the world – and that’s exactly why so many people resort to lame breakup excuses that just make their ex-partner feel even worse than they already do. When you’re ending things with someone, there is almost always only one reason why: you don’t feel the same way about them anymore. You’re not into them anymore. You just don’t want to be with them.
That’s hard to say, and it’s hard to hear, which is why that kind of honesty rarely happens. If a guy gives you a line like one of the below, don’t kid yourself: the only time dudes dump girls they still love is in the movies. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear the truth, even though it will hurt? Wouldn’t it be nice to hear a guy say, “I’m just not that into you anymore,” instead of something like “maybe in the future,” so that you can move on and give up hope? I think it would be great. Just so you’re informed, here are 10 lame breakup excuses you should never fall for. Remember: someone isn’t going to dump you if what they really want is to be with you. Because that would make no sense.
You Deserve Better"You deserve better" or "you're too good for me" are the same thing - and they're both insanely lame. It's a "nice" way for a guy to dump you because of two things: one, you'll take it as a weird compliment. Two, he ends up looking kind of okay, because you start to think, 'it was kind of nice of him to break up with me because he knew I was too good for him." In reality, he is just giving this excuse because he knows it sounds nice, and he doesn't want to hurt your feelings. We even asked a real dude about this and he told us: it's lame. It doesn't really mean anything. And it's cowardly. Source: ShutterStock
I'm Scared Of CommitmentOh, the old scared of commitment line. Yes, some people can be a little fearful of committing to someone else. But if a guy REALLY likes you, he will not dump you because he's scared of commitment. He's dumping you because he's scared to commit to you because he doesn't like you enough - that's the hard truth. Source: ShutterStock
I'm Not Ready For A Relationship Right NowThis one is so annoying, because almost everyone who spits out this line will be in a relationship with a different person in a few weeks or months. When someone says this, they mean they're not ready for a relationship with you. That's it. Source: ShutterStock
Whoever Ends Up With You Is So LuckyThis is SO ANNOYING. I have had at least three different guys say this to me, and it's so lame I can't even stand it. It's another way for a guy to say "you deserve better." Basically, they're trying to let you down easy by being like, "You're SO amazing. I just can't be with you." Why? Because I'm so amazing? That makes no sense. If whoever ends up with me is going to be so lucky, then why can't that someone be you? It's just a lame way for him to try to dump you nicely. Source: ShutterStock
...Silence....Cutting things off without a word is probably the lamest breakup excuse out there because it's something only a coward would do... and unfortunately, it happens all the time. If he just stops talking to you and starts ignoring you, count yourself as lucky. This guy is immature and too selfish to respect you enough to give you any kind of reason (even a made up one). Source: ShutterStock
Can We Take A Break?"Can we take a break" means one of three things. One, he wants to break up for good but he's a little nervous about it, so he pulls this. Two, he wants to break up for good but also wants to keep hooking up until he finds someone else. Or three, he wants to see what else is out there and if he can't find anything better, he'll have you as a backup. All of these things suck. Source: ShutterStock
I Just Really Need To Focus On School Right NowHe's not dumping you just because he needs to focus on school (or work or whatever). He's dumping you because he doesn't care about you enough to make you a priority anymore. If someone really likes you and cares about you, they won't be like, "Hold on, just need to focus on other things for a while, sorry." They will make it work. Source: ShutterStock
I Just Need A Little Space"I need space" is so incredibly vague that you're left wondering exactly what he means. How long does he need space for? Why does he need space? Does he eventually want to get back together? There are so many questions left. This is a cliche line, and it's just lame. End of story. Source: ShutterStock
It's Not You, It's MeThe number one cliche breakup line out there, "it's not you it's me" is the absolute worst thing. Really? REALLY? You couldn't come up with anything more creative than that? Seriously? Source: ShutterStock
I Like You TOO MuchREALLY? Really??!?!?!?! This makes absolutely no sense. But it happens all the time. Girls, I promise you, he does not like you so much that he just has to break up with you. That's just... no. Source: ShutterStock
Which of these breakup excuses do you think is the most lame? Which have been used on you? Have you ever used any of these? Tell me in the comments.