How Should You Break Up With Your Boyfriend?

By: Haiden Steingass

How Should You Break Up With Your Boyfriend?
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About This Quiz

Breaking up with someone is never easy, regardless of the situation you are in. Even if you have no feelings for someone or have already moved on, telling someone that you do not want to be with them is painful and sometimes even insulting. A lot of times, it leaves them heartbroken and bitter, wondering what they did to deserve it.

A classic example of a devastating breakup is in "The Notebook," showcasing the end of a relationship that took years to heal from. After a hot and heavy evening together, Noah tells Allie that their relationship is over, prompting one of the most dramatic breakup scenes in history. 

Although Noah and Allie's relationship is fictional, it is extremely important to handle a breakup in the right way. If you have been in a relationship for a long time, were in love at one point, and imagined a future with one another, it would be wildly inappropriate to break up with your boyfriend over a text message or even over the phone. However, if your boyfriend was more of a fling that you never saw going anywhere, a simple text may suffice. Take this quiz, and we'll tell you exactly how you should cut ties with your beau.

How often do you see each other during the week?
One time at the most
Two or three times
Four or five times
Everyday

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How did you meet?
Over social media
A dating app
Through a friend
At work

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How long have you been together?
Less than a month
Around six months
Around a year
More than a year

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What was your first date?
We didn't really have one.
Netflix and chill
Dinner and a movie
A museum visit
Other

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Have you met his family?
No
One of his family members
All of them
I did and we get along well.

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Do you get excited to see him?
Not at all
Sometimes
More often than not
Always!

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How often do you fight?
More than once a week
Once a week
Once a month
Rarely

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How often do you go on dates?
Never
Only when I beg him to take me on one
A couple of times a month
Every week

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How long is the longest time that you've been apart?
A month
A week
A few days
A day or less

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Do you make future plans?
No way
I try to avoid it if I can, but we've talked about some things.
Yes, up to a month in the future
We've made plans several months from now!

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Do you post photos together on social media?
Never
We did once.
Whenever there's a special occasion
We don't use social media.

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Did you cheat on him at all?
Several times
Once
I've texted other guys, but I haven't physically cheated.
Never

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How often do you think about breaking up with him?
Everyday
Once a week
Whenever we fight
Only after big fights

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Why do you want to break up?
He doesn't treat me well.
There's no spark.
I found someone else.
A mix of things

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Have you broken up before?
A few times
Once
Never
I've been wanting to, but I'm too scared.

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How often do you have sex (if you do)?
We haven't had sex.
Not very often
A couple times a week
We used to have sex a couple of times a week, but less now.

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Does he text you in the morning?
Never
I normally text him in the morning.
Sometimes
Always

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Do your friends like him?
They hate him.
They've never met him.
They like him for the most part.
They love him!

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How do you feel about him?
I don't care about him at all.
I hate him.
I have feelings for him, but I'm not in love.
I love him a lot.

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Did he cheat on you?
Yes, with several people
Yes, with one person
Not that I know of
He would never!

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How long have you been unhappy?
Since the beginning
Over a month now
For a week or so
It comes and goes.

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Do you want the same things in the future?
Not at all
Some things, but the timing isn't right.
For the most part
Yes, we want all the same things.

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Do you have deep conversations?
Never
Every once in a while
Only after we fight
More often than not

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Have you been to couples' therapy?
Heck, no.
We haven't been together long enough for that.
We've talked about it, but we didn't decide to do it.
Yes, we have.

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When you're out with friends, do you miss him?
Never. I just want to stay out.
Not really. I enjoy my time with friends.
Sometimes
Always!

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Do you ever text other guys?
All the time
Sometimes, if I'm feeling lonely.
Not usually, but I'll respond if one texts me.
Once in a while, but in a platonic way.

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Have you gained weight since you've been together?
We haven't been together long enough.
A lot, yes
Just a little
No, I haven't.

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How much do you hang out with other couples?
Never
Only my friends
Only his friends
Every once in a while

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What made you fall in love with him?
I never fell in love.
His looks
His personality
He is funny and sweet.

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Could you stay friends if you broke up?
I wouldn't want to.
He wouldn't want to.
It would be too hard.
Yeah, probably

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