In a recent survey, 56% of Americans admitted to ending relationships digitally. The most popular option was text message (25%), then social media (20%), and 11% admitted too breaking things off via email. For something that's generally looked down upon, a lot of people are certainly doing it!
This begs the question: Is it ever OK to break up with someone digitally? Apparently there are some instances when saying adios over text is the best way to go.
According to The Stir, here are 10 TIMES IT'S OKAY TO BREAK UP VIA TEXT:
1. You've only been on a couple dates: A text message is OK in this instance. You barely know the person.
2. The relationship was toxic: 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 probably just devolve into a screaming match or some other major drama.
3. Your partner is avoiding you: If he's avoiding you and not returning calls, then you have a right to resort to a text message.
4. You caught them cheating: If your partner didn't respect you enough not to cheat, then you can break up any way you please!
5. It's a digital relationship: This is commonplace nowadays – people have intense relationships without ever meeting. If your primary source of communication was digital, it is acceptable to end things digitally.