Wednesday, November 19, 2014

“6 Reasons for Breaking Up” Text Shows Two People - and Yahoo - With Issues

There’s a “6 Reasons for Breaking Up” text that went viral.

Originally sent by a seemingly nice, nerdy guy to the woman he’d been seeing for seven weeks, it goes like this:

1.      You refuse to update your relationship status on Facebook
2.      You won’t include me in things like the wedding this weekend. I should have been the one to escort you
3.      You are rude to my cat and that makes me feel uncomfortable
4.      You do not share your time equally and by now your boyfriend should be taking priority
5.      Your swearing is very unladylike
6.      You won’t disclose how many sexual partners you have had which makes me think it is upwards of 3 and anything more than that is unacceptable

Judging by the text, I’d say both parties have issues. Here’s a clue for the guy: There’s no way I’m going to be giving “priority” to my boyfriend over my best friends and family after only seven weeks. Forget that.

There are people who have been active and beneficial in my life for a whole heck of a lot longer than a sixth of a year. Those people come first. If you don’t like that, you have two options:

1.      Stick around long enough for me to feel as if I should make you a priority.
2.      Go find someone else who’s needier.

But it’s that sixth reason that stands out to me the most, particularly because of Yahoo’s commentary on it that “number six… is the most narrow-minded.”

Ummm… Huh?

I’m in almost full agreement with the needy nerd on this one.

From a healthcare standpoint, how many sexual partners a potential partner has had equates to how many people he or she could have gotten diseases from and therefore could pass on. Knowing about a sexual partner’s sexual history is just common sense.

Not to mention that you shouldn’t be sleeping with more than three people in a lifetime anyway. Especially not by the time you’re 30 (the guy’s age and therefore probably the girl’s as well). Otherwise, it means you’re probably not all that big on commitment, which is kinda necessary to a functional relationship.

Think it over.

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