Mobility

Breaking hearts via text messages

As the mobile landscape expands and text messaging becomes an increasingly popular form of communication, you can imagine how many relationships will live and die by text. Sure, right now dumping someone by text message may seem a little tacky, but it's already taking place.

As the mobile landscape expands and text messaging becomes an increasingly popular form of communication, you can imagine how many relationships will live and die by text. Sure, right now dumping someone by text message may seem a little tacky, but it's already taking place.

In fact, according to a recent study by moneysupermarket.com, 15% of the 2,194 people surveyed said that they've been dumped via text messaging.

An excerpt from Reuters:

While hiding behind technology might appear a cowardly way of splitting up, it contrasts with the four percent who simply drop all communication with their lovers without notice.

... a quarter of those in the most tech-savvy 18 to 24-year-old age group would choose the traditional method — a letter.

I hate to shatter my angelic image, but I've broken a heart or two via text message. For people who like to avoid confrontation, it's one of the best cop outs... I mean, solutions available.

What's the best and worst communication you've had via text messaging?

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