Oh my poor peers, how many ways is there to lose love?  I beckon this question of you.  How many different ways can we be told we aren't good enough for someone or that we're simply annoying the hell out of someone?  How many ways are there to break up with a person?  My friends, what are the world's worst ways of getting dumped?

Dumping used to be a primitive, much simpler process.  I can imagine back for the primitive men and women of the world.  If you got tired of somebody and wanted to dump them, you beat them over the head with a log while they were asleep.

Evolution brought with it many things, like communication.  Thus making dumping somebody much more complex.

I'd imagine in the olden days, you simply accused your lover of being a witch or sorcerer, something of that nature.

Technology has evolved the process of dumping someone to a whole new level!

In the mid 70's, Paul Simon sang a song called 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, where he gave many different ways to dump someone.

Sing 365

You Just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free

Can you imagine what a song in this day in technology would sound like?

The ways people get dumped are becoming much more inventive thanks to technology.

What are the absolute worst ways to get dumped now?

The Text

I think a text probably comes to every one's mind at first.  I agree with this, what a simple concept.  Send a text saying "this isn't working, we're over" and boom, it's done!  It's fast, it's easy, it's not lengthy and takes no time at all to be finished with.  But, to be the one receiving that text is nothing but painful.  Where's the conversation?  Where's the chance to ask questions, get answers, find out what's wrong with the person your breaking up with so they can try to better themselves?  What, they aren't even worth a face to face conversation for this break up?  That's pretty messed up!  Texts are rarely acceptable as a proper way to dump someone, though there are those few exceptions,  Still, the text I think is the most cowardly way of dumping.

The Call

At least a phone call comes with a conversation in it, but still, damn!  Really?  Your gonna call a person on the phone after being together for years and just call it quits?  Still, with a phone call, you could at least try to defend yourself, try and get the opportunity to get another chance.  But typically, if a person is going to call and intend to break up, they've already made their minds up I'd imagine, just like with the text.  The phone call is a more mature way of dumping, but still one of the worst ways to get dumped.  We'll call it the teenager way of dumping someone.


The forms of breaking up with someone over Facebook come in many different fashions and to me carry the most embarrassing break up possible.  Your going through the news feed and you see that your partner has suddenly switched their relationship status from "in a relationship" to "single", that's a nice little surprise!  There is of course the much more creative ways, like doing it over a status update.  Just putting "I think I'm gonna leave my man/girl" and letting your friends comment, you may as well have just taken a photo of yourself naked while holding a sign that says "now open for business" and posted it on Facebook and made it public!  Dumping a person on Facebook is the childish way of dumping someone.


The Note

You can't have a Worst Ways To Get Dumped list without "the note" being on it!  The note is old fashioned, it's been done so many times that it has actually acquired a nickname, "Dear John Letter".  The note is a way for a person to list every single character flaw they see in someone, all of their feelings, every single emotion and pretty much everything else you could do in a conversation, except the person receiving the note can't say anything back.  Dear John's have been received by countless men and women across the globe and even today with the technology we have, is still one of the most common and worst ways to get dumped.  This tradition has withstood the tests of time and still holds in as one of the worst ways to get dumped.  This is what I consider to be the mature way of dumping someone.

Those are all my worst, of course there is a best and that's the celebrity way!  Take the main image for example, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  Now that has got to be crappy!  Imagine being Demi.  As far as you know, your relationship is fine, then you turn on the radio and everybody is talking about how your husband is having an affair.  Wow!  That's crappy!  This should make all of us feel better about the worst ways we've been dumped!

Anyways, now that I've shared mine with you, I'd like for you to share yours with me!

Gimme your opinion in this poll right here :)

How have you been dumped?  What are the worst ways you've seen or personally experienced?  I'm very interested to hear!  Please, share your story in the comments below!

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