The Way People Are Breaking Up In The 21st Century
We are in a new century #21----and it looks like the new way people are handling break-ups is digitally--e-mail, text or using social media like Facebook. The internet IS the #1 way people meet, and now it's the #1 way that people seem to break up...check these stats out:
In a recent survey, 56% of Americans admitted to ending a relationship digitally. The most popular option was text message (25%), then social media--like Facebook or Twitter (20%), and 11% admitted to ending the relationship with an email. What's crazy for something that's pretty much looked down upon, a lot of people are certainly doing it!
So--is it really OK to break up with someone digitally? According to this survey there ARE some times when saying bye-bye through a text is the best way to end it all. And here's the times that a digital break-up is acceptable.
•If you've only been on a couple dates: A text message is OK in this instance. You barely know this person.
•IF the relationship was much more bad than good, you can get away with doing it digitally since an in-person meeting or phone call will evolve into a screaming match or some other major drama.
•IF your partner is avoiding you: If he or she is avoiding you and not returning calls, then you have a right to resort to a text message.
•You catch them screwing around. If your partner didn't respect you enough not to cheat, then you can break up any way you please!
•Last but not least---IF It's a digital relationship: This really happens – people have intense relationships without ever even meeting in person. If your primary source of communication was digital, it is acceptable to end things digitally. (TheStir)