Survey Shows Half of Phone Break-Ups Are Texted

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It's an admittedly small sample size from a start-up social network, but even so: that's ice cold. MocoSpace surveyed 20,000 of its 10.3 million members, and found that SMS is the weapon of choice for 47% of phone break-ups.


Other disheartening statistics gleaned from the study: a third of MocoSpace users have used their phone to flirt with someone else while on a date, and 57% have used their phone to end a relationship.

I don't know what that says about the state of American Dating, but I do think the moral of the story is don't get too close to a MocoSpace user. They'll chew you up and spit you out in 160 characters or less. [TechCrunch]


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I prefer to be dumped in person. It's much easier to beg for another chance when you can show real tears.

I have a 21st century quandry.

Is breaking up via video chat considered tasteless?