The Dumbest Reasons People Have Ever Used To Break Up With Someone

As if finding someone to date isn't hard enough, most of us are inevitably going to have to go through break-ups at some point. They can go smoothly... or they cannot. And few things make a breakup more painful than someone giving you a stupid reason why they're breaking up with you.

Actually, their reasons could be rather funny in hindsight. Pathetic even.

You might walk away thinking you've dodged a bullet from the moment you were broken up with. That's okay, everyone's relationship is different. Both kinds of break-ups are featured here. It's up to you whether to laugh or cry.

People shared their stories with us after Redditor Tomhasmajorswag asked the online community,

"What's the dumbest reason someone broke up with you?"

"Because her friends..."

"Because her friends broke up with their boyfriends."


There is such a thing as being a follower and not a leader but this is really taking it too far.

"I visited my dad. While he was in hospital. With cancer. She broke up with me because I was visiting my dying dad instead of visiting her. I feel like I dodged a major bullet..."


You didn't dodge a bullet, you dodged an entire plane.

"No joke."

"No joke. Her mood ring changed colours."


I hope you were a kid when that happened. Otherwise, OMG!

"Dropped her..."

"Car was too old. Dropped her, car is still chugging along."


The ironic part is that very often the type of girl who complains about her boyfriend's car, would be taking the bus if it wasn't for his car.

"You've been really..."

"You've been really sad ever since I cheated on you and I don't like that, so bye!"


The nerve! What in the world is the matter with people?!

"She broke it off..."

She broke it off to try and be with a guy at her job. He told her he wouldn’t go out with someone already in a relationship. He was trying to be nice and not cause trouble. She didn’t get the guy and she lost her job because she made a big scene about not getting what she wanted. I’d say I was the lucky one in that situation even if it didn’t feel like it at the time.


Really, that's what you're supposed to do. The only dumb part was in not recognizing that she might not get the new guy.

"She sent me..."

"She sent me a breakup text as she was jumping into some other guy's back seat. I got the story a couple hours later through a mutual friend who was there. The next day she called wanting to get back together."

"Basically, she just wanted to cheat guilt free.""


Oh, perfect — I'm sure she came back like, "We were on a break!"

And please tell us you didn't get back with her.

"My first boyfriend came over and dumped me on my front porch. He said he didn't like my lisp. He also had a lisp."


I would say he needs to look in the mirror but it's probably best if someone records him and plays it back.

"Not me, but my sister..."

"Not me, but my sister got dumped because the dude had gotten a nicer car, and told her that now he felt he needed a prettier girlfriend than she was."


Wow... that is awful and the sort of comment that could absolutely wreck someone's self-esteem. Hopefully she's okay now.

"Two months into dating a girl..."

"Two months into dating a girl, I accidentally spilled some melatonin out of my backpack on her bedroom floor. She was like, 'What are those pills!?' Accusations of me being a drug addict (I wasn't) and then blocked me on everything."


What do you mean you need to sleep? Is that some kind of code for something? Is that your street slang?!

Yeah, it's pretty safe to say that all of these people are better off. Hopefully they've all found someone better and are in happier relationships now. But if not, that's okay too.

Have some stories of your own? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below!

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