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Get Your Single On: 13 Ways To Break Up With Your Significant Other

If you’re single it can be hard to look past all of the candy, flowers and card nonsense that happens on Valentine’s Day. In fact, that’s why us single people look forward to Single’s Awareness Day (yes it’s a real thing), where we can embrace being single and treat ourselves to whatever our little hearts desire. So, for today, why not bask in the glory that you’re (hopefully) not being fed one of these lines:

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1. "I'm super busy right now."

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The moment you realize that you’re not the center of your significant other’s universe.

2. "Let's just be friends."

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Yeah, because I totally spent all that time and money on you to be friends.

3. "I need to find myself."

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… More like you need to get over yourself.

4. "We don't have a future."

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Cue the crushing of your white picket fence dreams.

5. "I'm better than you."

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While you consume a pint of Ben & Jerry’s (or that handle of Jack), at least take solace in the fact that you’re no longer dating a douche/douchette.

6. or… "I Deserve Someone Better Than You."

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As if someone ever walked away from greatness.

7. OR... "You deserve someone better than me."

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Yes. Yesss. A million times, yes.

#pipedream

8. "I just want to be alone right now."

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Sweet. Have fun sitting in your parents' basement listening to Dashboard Confessional.

9. "I need space / Let's take a break."

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Look, we both know where this “break” is headed. Sack up.

10. "Don't fight for this."

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Regardless of whether “this” means the person or the relationship, there’s nothing you can really say back to this one.

11. "I've met someone else."

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Walk away. Walk away now.

12. "It's not you, it's me."

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Winner of the following awards: Worst Break Up Line, Lamest Break Up Line, and Laziest Break Up Line.

We know breaking up can be tough, but time spent with the wrong person is time spent away from the RIGHT person...right??! So, while your heart is mending (or you’re just celebrating being single) why not trade-in your old (or broken) device to Gazelle? If you can’t upgrade your boyfriend/girlfriend, at least upgrade to a better device!

13. "So, I'm moving to new city."

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The coward’s route, where you discover your lover has changed their phone number and just about packed up and moved to another place to avoid breaking up with you.