A couple months ago, it was 'tis the season to be jolly. But now, with Valentine's Day looming, it's more like 'tis the season to get dumped. Couples are breaking up left and right. January is the #1 month for filing for divorce, and then in February, we all get attacked by heart-shaped candy boxes. Sure, the seductive holiday marketing might make you feel like being recently single is a double burn. But being alone on V-Day is better than being with someone who doesn't think you're as awesome as you are. And let me tell you, hot stuff, getting dumped is truly a win-win situation. Sure, most people think the dumper has it easy, but they've got it all wrong! In actuality the dumper has to be the bad guy, because they can't admit to feeling sad since it's their fault and they have to agonize over their decision, plan it out, and bear the brunt of the guilt. Yikes! As if those weren't enough, here are nine more reasons it's better to be the dumpee. The Frisky: A Taxonomy Of Relationships, Based On The Song You're Listening To On Repeat
1. Speechless: You don't have to explain yourself. They have to do all the talking about their feelings. You can opt to look at them like they're flattering themselves. The Frisky: The Bad Breakup Hall Of Fame
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2. No More Mr. Nice Guy: You have every right to get mad, sad, and bitch-tastic. Heck, you can even walk out on the check! The Frisky: Should A Failed Relationship Ever Get A Professional Reboot?
3. Free Schwag: Your ex may have left a bad taste in your mouth, but your friends will buy you drinks, chocolate, and ice cream to cheer you up. The Frisky: MERRIMe, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating