I've gone through breakups on the day before Valentine's, on Yom Kippur, and once even naked. Actually, that was probs the best one, strangely enough; it felt so honest and, hey, at least I spared myself bad sex. Anyway, as someone who dates a lot—pretty unsuccessfully—I know about breakups. They're a fact of life, love. So, if you're planning on dumping your boo, here are some times you're gonna have to carry that weight just a little bit longer. Otherwise, you might wind up in a situation similar to this tragic Dater X Christmas story. As they say, timing is everything! The Frisky: 9 Inexcusable Reasons For Breaking Up
1. 'Tis The Season: You're too cheap to buy them a gift, and even more thoughtless to dump them. Lame-o! If you lasted this long, why ruin not just the relationship but also the holidays? Avoid spending a lot of time with your boo during this time instead of making the break just yet, using family obligations as your excuse. The Frisky: When Blogs Cry: How To Break Up Online
2. Illin': Whether your partner is the one in pain, or a close family member, you shouldn't high-tail it outta there. The real sick thing is being the kind of person who would abandon someone they got close to just as that person needed compassion the most. Do you want to be like John Edwards? Do you? The Frisky: What Do You Remember About Your Worst Breakup?
3. Out With Other People: Awkies for everyone! If you're on a double date, at a party, heck even at the supermarket, sheesh, can't it wait until you get some privacy? Besides, you're only going to wrong yourself if you're not somewhere you can truly express what you're thinking.
4. Before/While You're Supposed To Be Their Date: You already gave your word that you'd escort them to an event. Whether it's a wedding, a prom, or even just a friend's party, you just have to get through it with a smile. Then, some other day, dump away! The Frisky: MERRIMe, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating