Digital dumping is on the rise, according to a survey, with growing numbers of people preferring to use email and social networking Websites to break up with their partners.
* 34% said they had ended a relationship by email,
* 13% had changed their status on Facebook without telling their partners, and
* 6% had released the news unilaterally on Twitter.
By contrast, only 2% had broken up via a mobile phone text. The rest had split up the old-fashioned way by face-to-face conversation (38 percent) and by telephone (8 percent).
“Digital Dumping will soon take over when it comes to ending a relationship,” said Sean Wood, Marketing Manager for DateTheUk dating service for whom the survey was carried out.
“It’s often easier, quicker and avoids any misunderstandings.” Reuters
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