These are the ways you're most likely to be dumped

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Friday 12 May 2017 13:00
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Breaking up is tricky business. There's no how too guide, no quick fix and even with the best of intentions someone tends to feel a little hurt afterwards.

Thanks to the growth of social media, there's now dozens of ways to end things with your bae, but we're pleased to report most people still do it in person.

According to polling by YouGov, 57 per cent of people still do the deed face to face, 14 per cent on the phone and 8 per cent via text.

Three per cent of people are very retro, and have broken up with someone via letter and another one per cent fobbed the job off onto someone else.

One per cent did it via email.

Only eight per cent of people have 'ghosted' someone, which is essentially just ignoring someone until they get the idea.

YouGov also broke their data down by political allegiances, ages, gender, region, and social grade.

SNP members are the most likely to ghost you, and twice as likely as members of other political parties to get someone else to pass the news on for you. Lib Dems are the most likely to break up with you over the phone, and members of the Labour party are the most likely to break up with you via text.

On the contrary, Tories are probably the most likely to be dumped, with a third (29 per cent) saying they never broken up with someone, at least in the ways YouGov listed.

Women are more likely to break up with someone in person then men (60 per cent claim to opposed to 53 per cent), although twice as many men claim to have broken up with someone via email.

Londoners are the most likely to ghost you, with more than one in ten claiming to have broken up with someone that way, and 4 per cent claim to have broken up with someone via email.

Scots are the most likely to to the deed face to face (61 per cent) compared to Southerners who are the least likely (55 per cent).

Despite it allegedly being a 'millennial trend,' those aged 18-25 are equally as likely to ghost someone as those aged 50-65 (eight per cent), with those aged 25-49 the most likely to dump-via-ignoring.

However, one in five (19 per cent) of 18-24 year olds have broken up with someone via text.

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