Technology is an amazing thing. It’s changed so rapidly too. From pagers to Zack Morris-style brick phones to phones that record and play HD video, we have moved a long way in how we communicate with others. However with his change in tech has come different ways of approaching dating. Texting has become the norm, a quick way to communicate without uttering a word. It has spoiled us as we become weary of talking on the phone and using our minutes, instead coordinating all of our dealings via text. While convenient, this has opened up a can of worms. Ten years ago no one would have predicted the problem that is texting while driving for instance. This leads me to a rather recent phenomenon that’s sweeping the mobile world: the break-up text.
There’s one rule for breaking up via text: don’t do it. It’s juvenile, shallow, and completely unacceptable. If you can’t take the time to talk to someone you’ve been dating for a period of time and instead want to end it via text, it shows that you didn’t really respect the time you spent with that other person, nor the other person. It’s just bad news and completely laughable. Plus, if you break-up through text, the person you dated is going to show all of their friends the text and they’ll collectively agree you’re a jackass and lower their opinion of you. It’s not worth the thirty seconds it takes to write the text because you don’t want to feel guilty for what you’re about to do. It’s better to man up (or woman up) and be upfront about your feelings than hide behind your Blackberry so when you look in the mirror you don’t feel like a jerk.
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