Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dumped by text?

Given life seems to evolve around social media these days, it's to no surprise that 56% of relationships last year ended by social media, text or email. Gone are the days of courtesy breakups, and many defend their decision to "pull the plug" through this digital outlet because it "makes the process less awkward" revels a report.

The men and women surveyed were between the ages of 18-30 and were asked how their relationships ended, followed by how their break up was finalized. The results revealed that 62% of the respondents claimed they had been the one to end the relationship, and 55% said they did so, to make the process less awkward. 

Out of the 2,712 Americans surveyed, 58% defended there dumping technique, stating that it allowed them to "fully explain their reasoning". Ironically 73% of these people also said, that they would be annoyed if they were the ones broken up with digitally, and when asked why 60% of people claimed they felt it would be "too impersonal". 

The study was conducted by as research to how much technology plays in the life of an American consumer. 

"Digital has well and truly taken over, even when it comes to our relationships it seems. However you want to break up is entirely up to you, but it may be worth noting that we found that quite a lot of people would be hurt by a digital break-up, as it's seen as a little too impersonal. Even though we're, of course, huge fans of the internet - I'd personally like to see a return of the good old hand-written letter when it comes to declarations of love (or lack of love, in this case)"  Says a spokesperson for vouchercloud. 

Personally, I wouldn't like a letter nor text (if being dumped), and believe this situation should be handled face-face whether delivering the end... or accepting it!