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December 14, 2007 - 10:32 am - Posted by iDunzo

“I Dont Wanna Go Out W/U N E Mor.” If you haven’t seen a text message like this yet, you may soon.

According to a new survey, roughly one in seven say they’ve been dumped by a boyfriend or girlfriend via text message or e-mail. I guess Kevin Federline isn’t alone.

Here is a look at the survey:

“Most of us send emails and texts everyday, so it comes as no surprise they are now being used to ditch someone — however distasteful this is,” said Rob Barnes from moneysupermarket.com, which carried out the survey.

“The results show one per cent of the population would use a social networking site to dump a partner. It would be interesting to see how this changes as sites such as Facebook and MySpace become more apparent in our everyday lives.”

The survey included 2,194 people in the United Kingdom between the ages of 18-24.

A more surprising finding, though, was that almost 25% of those surveyed have used the traditional pen and paper “Dear John” or “Dear Jane” letter to call it quits.

This is just another sign of how pervasive text messaging is in the lives of younger people.

What do you think? Have you used a text message or e-mail to break up with someone? Or, worse, have you been dumped this way?

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One Response to “1 In 7 Have Been Dumped By A Text Message Or E-Mail”

  1.  John says:

    Worse yet, on MySpace I have seen someone (not me) get dumped via a Bulletin, that went to everyone on the sender’s Friends List. Nice…

    Of course, then there are the “little hints”, like when, without explanation, you are deleted from a person’s MySpace Friends List. :-)