How breakups are evolving

Being in love can be one of the most amazing feelings a person experiences. But whether or not you’re in love, that relationship will either end two ways: with a glorious wedding, or in a nasty heartbreak. 

A wedding is simple. Cake, music, a dress, a location, and family. But a breakup? That could go in so many different directions. How do you know which one is the best to take?

Along with a new decade comes new ways to break hearts. Before phones were a thing, breakups were done by a letter or in person. You would have to spend the entire night before rehearsing what you’re going to say, and how they would react. Or write a heartfelt letter on why they are better off without you. 

But nowadays, it’s as easy as sending one emoji. If your significant other sends you a side eye emoji, you know what’s about to go down. 

But some people wonder why that is the mainstream way of breaking up. Why would everyone break up over text? Why not in person?

“I think it’s because technology is taking over everything nowadays,” senior Shifa Hoque said. “Taxis turned into ubers, cashiers turned into kiosks, so people tend to resort to communicating through technology rather than face to face. People are getting used to less confrontation, causing people to be less social and just taking the easy way out.” 

Avoiding confrontation seems to be a popular reason why people use technology to break up as well.

“I guess it’s because people think it will be easier to break up with someone over text since they’re avoiding face to face confrontation,” junior Sam Niques said.