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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