How to end a dating relationship
If only ending relationships was half as fun as starting one, am I right? I'm here to share my four-step, fail-proof system for how to break up with someone you're casually dating like a pro.You might think because you're in a super chill, low-key relationship that officially ending things would be easier — or a step you could skip entirely. Be the change you want to see in the world — don't ghost.
Though your change of heart may still come as a surprise to your partner, your knowing how to end the relationship can ease any sour feelings.
The other scenario in which a text or call is better is any time you feel that doing it in person would be unsafe for you. Nothing is going to make giving someone the axe a comfortable experience, but having a home turf advantage can go a long way toward setting you at ease, so think carefully before you pick a place to meet.
Here's what you want in a breakup venue: Somewhere relatively crowded with a quick turnaround time. Let me tell you, there is no wait longer than waiting for the server to reappear with the check after you've told someone, “It's not you, it's me." And definitely don't go to either of your houses — that's like break up quicksand. You've picked your locale, you've set up the time to meet, you've ordered your coffee/cocktail, and now they are starring at you expectantly. But how do you let them down as gracefully as possible?
Be clear and concise, because it's unkind to leave them with false hope or mixed signals.
It may feel brutal in the moment, but truly not leading someone on is the kindest thing you can do. You find yourself working just to be in their presence.