Sweet <3, It's Not U, It's Me
Users comfortable with emails, texts, Facebook find breaking up EZ 2 do
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2007 3:27 PM CST
"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 one pollster.   (Shutterstock.com)
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(Newser) – Emails and text messages are becoming the dumping grounds for a new generation of lovers, with one in seven people saying they've been broken up with digitally. Moreover, survey results out today reveal that while face-to-face showdowns still beat Facebook as the preferred method for breakups, 1% of respondents would use online social networks to part ways, Reuters reports.

"Most of us send emails and texts every day, so it comes as no surprise they are now being used to ditch someone—however distasteful this is," says a spokesman for the website that commissioned the survey. And distasteful or not, using technology to avoid confrontation already has a star-studded pedigree: Britney Spears reportedly texted Kevin Federline to ask for a divorce.