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What's the Worst Way to Dump Someone?

What's the Worst Way to Dump Someone?

Berger infamously broke up with Carrie on a Post-it note in Sex and the City, and we could imagine nothing worse at the time. While this instant message from How Hipsters Date may be less cowardly, it's certainly more obnoxious.


At least a Post-it or email can be rationalized with fear, but this IM's breezy audacity shows complete disregard for its receiver's feelings. Geek's broken down six ways tech's enabled humiliating breakups, but have you heard of any worse — or equally bad — means to a relationship's end?

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redchick152 redchick152 5 years
i broke up w/ a boy right around the time his grandma died. i'm a heartless-b*tch, i know. but in my defense, we just kept fighting and fighting and i couldn't take his crazy, jealous rages any longer, so i had to do it!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
My high school ex dumped me in an outgoing voicemail, as in: "You have reached Matt's phone, leave a message, unless you're my whore of an exgirlfriend Betty, in which case, don't leave a message, because you're dumped." I know a guy who got dumped for Mickey Mouse- quite literally, he and his fiance lived/worked at Disney and she left him for the dude who played Mickey Mouse. I also know a guy- this is one of the worst- his girl dumped him en route Cleveland to Chicago for a concert in a van full of people. By the time they got to Chicago, she was with someone else in the van. They all went out partying without him (he was the only one under 21) and he got so depressed he went out and found a bum and brought him back to the hotel room.
KateAthens KateAthens 5 years
After one week of dating a call is a polite way to turn someone down. If its more than few months and you don't have the guts to break up with someone face to face then you're a coward (except if its a long distance relationship)
sugajen sugajen 5 years
Hmm I got dumped by text message and the guy not answer my calls. That was pretty upsetting. But I myself have dumped a guy on a voice mail message while laughing with the radio blaring in my car and my friend laughing too. **He deserved it
nancita nancita 5 years
A guy I dated for about 6 months in college (or less, I can't remember) broke up with my at a Jimmy Johns sandwich shop, while one of those singing Christmas trees prattled on in the background.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
I watch 16 and Pregnant (hangs head in shame), and while this isn't exactly a break up, father of baby sends a text message to mom calling her a "fat, stretchmarked btich" and asking what he "needs to do to be free of his mistake." Yikes.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 5 years
Oh that IM is HILARIOUS! Jessica, that is a sad, sad story! I had a co-worker who broke up with her boyfriend of 2 years on an airplane on the way back from a vacation - she said she did it on the airplane so that he would be too embarrassed to get visibly upset. She was kind of a cold person in general.
Liss1 Liss1 5 years
That is terrible Jessica, i'm sorry that happened to you. He could have at least waited until you got back on land so you could get away from him afterwards. What is wrong with some people?
jessicaeden jessicaeden 5 years
No lie, my boyfriend of 10-months took me a cruise for my birthday and dumped me while we were still in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Worst. Breakup. Ever.
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