I think it depends on what kind of relationship it is. If it’s something really casual and not official, I think it’s not completely horrible to use technology. But if it’s even something approaching a real relationship, it just kinda strikes me as wrong to do it in a text message, no offense to you at all, Word. I mean, if it is a phone call, fine, but if at all possible, it’s kinda the stand-up thing to do to break it off in person. Short, sweet, and get outta there.
That said, getting dumped on Facebook is lame. There’s something to be said about at least being the first person to know.
Word, he’s jesus, and he has a dinosaur. I think his version of breaking up is feeding the Dino. If he tells her before showing up, he’ll just have to try and catch her. Takes away from the surprise, and their expression when you dump them.
Jacobs reminds of the FB southpark episode. “Stan, you haven’t accepted my friend request yet, does that mean were not friends?”
But anyway, I agree with both of you. For something really casual and/or fuckwits, it’s okay. But to end something similar to a real relationship, I think it’s better face to face. I’d feel horrible otherwise.
I think it’s totally okay to dump someone by text message or email or facebook private message if you’re worried about what they might do if you broke up in person, but just changing your relationship status is a pretty immature way to go, I think.
I sent a “I don’t want to be friends with you anymore” private message via facebook to someone who was becoming increasingly creepy and stalkerish and I thought he might flip out and choke me if I said it in person. As it was, he called me inconsiderate and neurotic and unstable. Takes one to know one, freako.
Mel kinda had it coming for tattooing that shit all over herself.
To weigh in the break up debate…it takes a real lack of class to break up with someone by changing your facebook status. You have to be a real coward to do that.
Unless you’ve only been out on a couple of dates I think it should be face to face or at least over the phone. Text messages and emails should only be reserved for creepy stalker types.
I think it’s dependent on the circumstances in how you choose to end a relationship with someone. I dumped an ex by text after she told me by text that she was cheating on me. I think if someone wants to be as impersonal as that when they’re “coming clean” with you, you’re well within your right to end it in the very same manner.
I think if you’re dumb enough to get a tattoo of whatever your flavor of the week is, than you should be stuck with having to look at it for the next 80+ years. My artist refuses to do names because of this situation. When my son was born, I inquired about his name and footprints-would have had to bring in a birth certificate, etc to prove it was my child’s name.
As for breakup via FB, it happens. Reminds me of Liam and Kyle Sullivan’s “Text Message Breakup” skit.
Wasn’t there something in the bible about not judging others? But I’m with you, being hypocritical is so much more fun. Someday I hope to slap Jesus so that when he turns the other cheek I can just lay that fucker out.
If the relationship is casual then it shouldn’t even be acknowledged on facebook. And if it’s serious enough to be posted up then it’s pretty lousy to break up on a public page… Then again, if someone did something really rotten chances are they had it coming…
I have never been a fan of the face to face break up, telephone is best!
Soup, where did you get your info? We didn’t write the bible. It’s a long story, but I can assure you it was not My Dad, but the result of giving Buddah one too many margaritas, that got us tangled up with that annoying little book.
Sacrificing a son, gambling with the devil, it’s all the same to me. Real or not: AWESOME! I would love to do some boozing with the deities. Can you set that up? Athena? I have a feeling she would wear high heels and kick my nads into my throat. SWOON!