It’s official: we’re all bad people. Well 56 per cent of us are. That’s the 56 per cent who apparently choose to break up with people via digital means - text, email or Facebook. Facebook.
Depressing as it is, the latest survey, by vouchercloud.net, revealed that more than half of us are just one step away from being 14 again and getting a mate to break up with someone for you. A meagre 18 per cent of people split from their partners face to face. The reasoning was that it was ‘less awkward’ to break up via SMS (even saying that feels out of date) and that they’d already deleted their soon-to-be former spouse’s number when they split from them on Facebook. Yeah.
So what in the heck happened to courtesy and respect when you’re dropping them from a great height? It’s certainly not something that we’d accept should it be the other way round. In fact, three quarters of participants in the survey said that they would be severely ‘annoyed’ if their partner dumped them using via their phone.
And, when we asked you lot on Twitter earlier today as part of our #lunchtimechat, the response was almost unanimous: digitally dumping someone is just not on:
Are they right? Over to you...