If people broke up with each other the same way they used cheesy pick up lines, the world would be a much happier place—full of giggling, constant sunshine, and far fewer tears. At least that’s the theory.
Reddit user Jamicandude69 asked their fellow redditors to share what some break up lines would be if they were like pick up lines, and people adored the thread. With over 87.5k upvotes, 9.6k comments, and more awards than I’ve seen in a long time, you can bet your bottom dollar that the thread was a roaring success.
Scroll down for Bored Panda’s chat with the author of the thread, as well as for our interview with relationship expert Dan Bacon, founder of The Modern Man. And remember to upvote your fave cheesy break up lines. Let us know which ones you liked the most and, if you’re feeling brave today, share with all the other Pandas if you’ve ever had a positive break up in your life.
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I hope you find someone who treasures you
Jamicandude69 told Bored Panda that they got inspired to create the thread when they were breaking up with their ex: “She said, ‘You should have had a breakup line.’ I just figured I would ask Reddit for next time,” the redditor said.
“I did not expect it to get this much attention,” said the redditor, pointing out they thought that may a couple of people would respond. But the idea that the thread would blow up to be so huge never even crossed their mind.
“I think the world would be a better place with cheesy break up lines because people who normally would get sad or cry about their ex can laugh during the hard parts or just have some fun,” they said that break up lines would get rid of a lot of people’s anxiety.
Hey babe, I think its about time we cancel our gym membership. We’re not working out anymore
Hey baby, are you in a tunnel? Because we’re breaking up.
Jamicandude69 also had some advice for anyone who is scared to break up with their partner. “Don’t be scared if you wanna break up with someone. If you truly want to break up with someone then, ‘Just Do It.” It might hurt and be depressing for a couple of months, but it will get better,” the redditor shared their ‘this too shall pass’ philosophy.
Meanwhile, relationship expert Dan from The Modern Man told us what we can so that break ups end well and how to avoid negative fallout.
“Break ups that end well are usually a mutual decision, where the couple agrees that they’re just not meant to be together, so they split on good terms,” Dan said.
However, in almost every other case, one person is being dumped. And that can create a lot of negative fallout, depending on how you break the news and how they’re able to handle what’s happening.
“For example: In terms of the news being delivered, a woman will often give a guy a vague reason for the break up, rather than saying something that will hurt his feelings, or give him clues on how to get her back.
“She might sayI just don’t know what I want anymore. I need some space and time to think,’ rather than saying things like, You’re not manly enough for me. I don’t like how nervous you are around other people. You need to man up.’”
When being dumped, some people can lose control of how they handle their emotions and they can act out of character. This can go on for weeks or even months after the break up.
I knew this girl in middle school who would break up with boys by saying: roses are red, violets are blue, trash is dumped and so are you
“This can result in angry outbursts, crying and pleading for another chance, social media stalking, showing up at their ex’s place of work and demanding to talk and so on. It’s not possible to absolutely prevent any of that from happening because some people really struggle with being abandoned, rejected, or dumped,” Dan said.
“So, the best approach is to remain calm and give them an honest reason that is softened a little, in order to protect their feelings.”
Dan gave an example of how to soften the blow: “The person initiating the break up might sayI think you’re great, but I just don’t think this is going to work out. I want us to stop seeing each other because I don’t want to lead you on, or for us to get more involved in a relationship that will end soon anyway. I’m not the right person for you. I wish you well and I’m sure you will find someone who is right for you.’”
He emphasized that some will be able to handle the truth immediately and act sensibly; others will react negatively, no matter what you say or do.
“Being dumped can really hurt, so it’s important to be understanding of the person you’ve dumped and know that they will probably behave a little out of character and end up saying things or behaving in ways that they later regret in retrospect.”
Breaking up with someone can be immensely stressful for you, your partner, and for any mutual friends that you have (and will have to divide up among yourselves). It’s rarely easy. It makes you overthink things. And sometimes it makes you want to put off the break up indefinitely.
Damn girl are you being followed? Cause I been seeing people behind your back.
Relationship coach Samantha Burns told The Cut that before you make the final decision to break up with someone, you should try to work through any issues you have together. A break up shouldn’t come out of the blue because people aren’t mind readers.
After you break up, you should watch your emotions for a few months. If you find that you’re not just missing your ex but actually fully regretting the break up, it might be worth meeting up with them and having a long heart-to-heart. You never know, it might be the perfect chance to use that cheesy pick up line you always wanted to say out loud.
Hey babe, are you the Mcdonald’s Ice Cream Machine, because you just aren’t working for me anymore.
Will you be the sun in my life? Then stay millions of miles away from me.
I think this has been said somewhere else
If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would keep u and I pretty much where they are, far apart from each other. Maybe even make them a little further away.
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