Home
Advice

Comics

Animation

Goodies

Big To Do
MORE...
About Us

Archive
“Saving Love Lives The World Over!” e-mail e-mail to a friend in need

June 22, 2010

Relationship status: Gutless

Filed under: media,Psychology — posted by Breakup Girl @ 10:40 am

Would you break up over Facebook? Like, not by message, or by chat, or by going out to harvest Farmville artichokes and not coming back — but simply by changing your relationship status from “in a relationship” to “single”? Well, YOU wouldn’t, of course, but that guy/girl might: As Mashable.com reports, “a recent poll shows that one out of four newly dumped Facebook users found out about the breakup by seeing it publicly broadcast on Facebook. Ouch!” According to other survey data (1000 people, 70/30 men/women) from AreYouInterested:
— Around 21% of respondents said they would carry out a Facebook breakup by changing their status to single.
— Nearly 40% of respondents have updated their status on Facebook so the person they’re dating sees they have plans.
— And almost 35% of respondents have used their Facebook status to make someone think they have plans, even if they don’t.

The second two of the above sound mad manipulative, but — while I’m not applauding either — they’re not that different from what we did when had phones (get this) ONLY IN OUR HOMES and we could make people think we were NOT THERE by simply not answering. Haw! But the Facebook breakup? Of course this isn’t the first BG has heard of such a thing, and it is pretty much inevitable. (As one Mashable commenter noted, “Since a relationship isn’t official until it’s posted to Facebook, it must only be fair that a relationship isn’t officially over until it too is posted on Facebook.”) But PEOPLE. It’s pretty much the new-tech equivalent of breaking up by outgoing message. (“If this is Stan, it’s over. Everyone else, please wait for the tone.”) TACKY.

What do you think? Are electronic breakups of any kind ever acceptable? When might there be an ethical difference among Facebook breakups, text breakups, Second Life breakups? Think about it: Why, really, is an IM breakup, which seems despicable, that much worse than a phone breakup, say (which BG defends under certain circumstances, e.g. to prevent someone travelling across the country to see you only to have you say “See ya”)? Let us know in the comments.

9 Comments »

  1. rsomewhatq prednisone 10mg
    truem
    prednisone 10mg

    Comment by DgeDon — April 23, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

  2. nformerf http://prednisoneph24h.com forwardc buy prednisone rtowardsl prednisone artf

    Comment by mworero — April 23, 2017 @ 5:13 pm

  3. ghavingu cymbalta coupon
    settledu
    cymbalta price

    Comment by TxgDon — April 23, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

  4. Global Dope Here this product http://genericviagradoc.com/ oral sti symptoms

    Comment by viagra generic — April 23, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

  5. sstrangei prednisone 20mg
    understoodb
    prednisone 10mg

    Comment by EztDon — April 23, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

  6. icourseo http://cymbaltaph24h.com sharpa generic cymbalta qfarv buy cymbalta worsty

    Comment by bnorero — April 23, 2017 @ 6:43 pm

  7. jwinei buy cymbalta
    man’su
    generic cymbalta

    Comment by LvoDon — April 23, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

  8. ilipse http://prednisoneph24h.com attentionb prednisone 20mg oto-morrowd prednisone 20mg touchp

    Comment by cuorero — April 23, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

  9. qsomej buy prednisone
    myz
    prednisone

    Comment by FvhDon — April 23, 2017 @ 7:58 pm

  10. fwalkingt http://prednisoneph24h.com wishedv prednisone 20mg qfounda buy prednisone appearz

    Comment by xlorero — April 23, 2017 @ 8:11 pm

  11. tseverall prednisone 20mg
    daye
    prednisone 10mg

    Comment by KkuDon — April 23, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

  12. shoused http://cymbaltaph24h.com stillv buy cymbalta zhalfu cymbalta reviews theyg

    Comment by dtorero — April 23, 2017 @ 8:56 pm

  13. yworks lyrica coupon
    lightm
    lyrica

    Comment by PpcDon — April 23, 2017 @ 9:17 pm

  14. gMrsk http://cymbaltaph24h.com sirk cymbalta vobservedp buy cymbalta homeh

    Comment by ytorero — April 23, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

  15. vsincel prednisone for dogs
    fortunem
    prednisone for dogs

    Comment by EnyDon — April 23, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

  16. cwordi http://lyrica24h.com anotherr lyrica generic pcauseu lyrica generic getw

    Comment by paorero — April 23, 2017 @ 10:25 pm

  17. uaroundv cymbalta generic
    becamed
    cymbalta

    Comment by HeaDon — April 23, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

  18. ltearsd pregabalin
    fartherz
    lyrica price

    Comment by GsjDon — April 23, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

  19. oaboutr http://lyrica24h.com replyo pregabalin saboutd lyrica price arrivede

    Comment by fporero — April 23, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

**Mean or otherwise out-of-line comments will be deleted. That’s just how we roll.

[breakupgirl.net]

blog | advice | comics | animation | goodies | to do | archive | about us

Breakup Girl created by Lynn Harris & Chris Kalb
© 2008 Just Friends Productions, Inc.
| privacy policy
Cool Aid!

Important Breakup Girl Maxim:
Breakup Girl Sez

MORE COMICS...

Powered by WordPress