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U R dumped: Break-ups by text

  • December 17, 2007

  • U R dumped: Break-ups by text

    One in seven people in the UK have been dumped via a text message or an e-mail, according to new research.

    With 15 per cent of respondents admitting to having experienced the humiliating break-up method, it seems that advances in technology are giving dumpers an increasing number of options to get their message across.

    The study conducted by price comparison website moneysupermarket.com revealed that a whopping 28 per cent of respondents would consider ending a relationship with a phone call rather than seeing their girlfriend or boyfriend in person.

    Surprisingly, a quarter of the younger generation of 18 to 24-year-olds said that they would prefer to opt for a more traditional letter in order to give someone the elbow.

    Rob Barnes, head of mobiles and broadband at moneysupermarket.com, said: "We are starting to see a shift in the way Brits end relationships. Most of us send emails and texts everyday, so it comes as no surprise they are now being used to ditch someone – however distasteful this is.

    "The results show one per cent of the population would use a social networking site to dump a partner.

    "Who knows what will be next? Will people consider leaving the country or perhaps sending a USB stick with a message on?"

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