online dumping

Digital dumping is on the rise, according to a survey, with growing numbers of people preferring to use email and social networking websites to break up with their partners.

Over one third of 2,000 people polled (34%) said that they had ended a relationship by email, 13% had changed their status on social networking site Facebook without telling their partners and 6% had released the news unilaterally on micro-blogging site, Twitter.

By contrast, only 2% had broken up via a mobile phone text. The rest had split up the old-fashioned way by face-to-face conversation (38%) and by telephone (8%).

“Digital Dumping will soon take over when it comes to ending a relationship,” said Sean Wood, who is the marketing manager for DateTheUk dating service for whom the survey was carried out.

“It’s often easier, quicker and avoids any misunderstandings,” Wood added.

Via Times of India