Is Tweeting #Breakup Any Way to Dump Your Significant Other?

#Facepalm

Remember the good old days when you actually had to meet face-to-face in order to break up with someone? It’s bad enough that some people are already so scared to do the deed that they hide behind technology. But using a public forum like Twitter to do so seems a bit extreme. #ManUp.

It seems that the world’s reliance on social technology has brought us down this slippery slope. Back when I was in college in the late 90’s, most people didn’t even have cell-phones. If you wanted to dump someone in the most cowardly way possible, the best you could hope for was getting your SO’s answering machine, recorded on those ridiculous looking Radio Shack mini-cassettes. There was even a “How I Met Your Mother” episode dedicated to this very phenomenon. Since then, namby-pamby breakups have been made easier for all milksops and weaklings by way of e-mail, text messages, Facebook, and now, Twitter.

Isn’t it high time we stop hiding behind our screens and start telling people how we feel? For everything that technology has accomplished in bringing people closer, it also boasts an equally impressive record of pulling us apart.

Guys, you can act like a man. Girls, it’s usually not as scary as you think to tell people the truth. Everyone claims they want to “grow” through their relationships…and then they go and do something stupid like break up via Instagram.

Oh, Instagram breakups aren’t really a thing yet? Sorry if I gave you any ideas. As always, sound off below…


Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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