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30 Break Up Texts for Casual Dating and What to Text Back

30  Break Up Texts for Casual Dating and What to Text Back

Breaking up is hard to do, as the saying goes but it is better to get it over and done with when you’re seeing someone and you know that it’s not going to work out. The longer you stay in a relationship like this, the more invested the other person becomes, and the more it will hurt them when you finally tell them how you feel. Depending on the situation, in most cases, you’ll be able to get away with simple break up texts giving an honest explanation of your feelings.

You’ll probably get texts as a response from the person expressing their feelings. But it usually won’t go further than that.

However, there are times when you must be brutal in your break up texts to get the message across – you’re breaking up with the person and don’t want to see them ever again.

Examples of brutal break up texts when you’re breaking-up with someone who needs a direct approach, as well as appropriate reply texts:

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01“I wish I’d never met you, because being with you has ruined my life. I’m breaking up with you.”


01“I sure won’t miss the drama that accompanies being your boyfriend/girlfriend.”


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02“I don’t think this is working out. I can’t be in a relationship with you and your bottle of beer at the same time.”


02“I’m sorry you feel that way, I’ll be sure to pass the message on to my buddy ‘the beer bottle’.”


03“I don’t want to be with you anymore. I can’t stand being around you, and I’m no longer attracted to you.”


03“Look, you’re not the catch I thought you were either, so good luck.”


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04“The way you acted at dinner was unacceptable. I won’t be spoken to like that. I never want to see you again.”


04“I won’t talk to you like that, because I won’t talk to you ever again.”


05“It’s not me, it’s you. You’re so clingy and demanding, being in a relationship with you is exhausting.”


05“Sorry I wore you out. Clearly, I was wasting my attention on the wrong person.”


06“You’re not over your ex and based on the Facebook message I got last night, he/she isn’t over you either. Leave me out of it.”


06“With pleasure – you weren’t ever in it anyway because compared to my ex, you left a lot to be desired.”


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07“I don’t know what I was thinking when I got into a relationship with you. You’re so wrong for me, and I don’t want to see you anymore.”


07“I feel the same. I won’t miss you or your stupid texts.”



08“You’ve been interfering in my life, and acting as if this is some kind of serious relationship that was headed for the altar. It never was and never will be.”


08“You say that now, but when I’m at the altar with someone else, you’ll change your mind.”


09“I don’t love you and I never will. I’ve tried to be nice about breaking up, but you don’t seem to get the point.”


09“I do get the point, now that you’ve plucked up the courage to say it instead of hinting at it.”


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10“You’re the shallowest person I’ve ever met. You’re so obsessed with what you look like that you don’t care about anything else.”


10“That’s not nice, but since I’m beautiful on the inside and outside, I’ll let it go.”


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11“You’re so rude to my friends. I can’t take it anymore.”


11“I hope this means you’re breaking up with me, so it spares me the hassle of having to do it. Your friends are beneath me, and so are you.”


12“Being in a relationship with you was a waste of time. I think breaking up is best because you need to figure out what you want in life.”


12“I’ve figured out one thing I want in life – not to be with you anymore”


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13“I can’t be with you anymore. We don’t have any interests in common. The way you always want to talk about politics and the news drives me crazy.”


13“Excuse me for trying to stimulate what little is left of your brain cells. I was obviously wasting my time.”


14“I hate the cute puppy video links you send to me. I told you I don’t even like dogs.”


14“I was trying to overlook that, but it’s okay. I love my dog more than I could ever love you.”


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15“Let’s just get this over with – I don’t want to be with you anymore.”


15“Whatever, I won’t be shedding any tears over you.”


Examples of break up texts and possible replies for when you’re rejecting the person’s attempts to salvage the relationship:

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16“Thanks for the texts you’ve sent me. To be honest, you’re far more invested than I am in making a connection. I can’t start a relationship right now as I have other priorities.”


16“Thanks for telling me the truth and not stringing me along.”



17“Based on our interactions, I don’t think we’re compatible and see no need to waste each other’s time pursuing something that really isn’t there.”


17“I didn’t know you felt this way. I don’t feel the same. But I cannot force you into a relationship you don’t want.”


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18“I haven’t been in touch because I think that continuing this relationship isn’t going to do either of us any good as it has no future in my eyes. I think it’s time to call it a day.”


18“Thank you for at least having the courtesy to tell me how you feel.”


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19“I hope I’m not hurting your feelings because it’s the last thing I want to do, but I think we’d be better off as friends.”


19“My feelings are hurt, but I do understand. Guess I’ll see you around.”


20“I think our relationship isn’t working. We have different priorities, and our personalities aren’t suited to each other. Think about it, and you’ll agree.”


20“I’m glad you came out and said what we were both thinking! Keep well.”


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21“I think that if I continue in this relationship, I’d be lying to you and myself, and I’d wind up hurting you way more than if I come clean now.”


21“I’ve developed feelings for you, but it’s better to end it if you don’t want to be with me.”


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22“I’m sending you this text to tell you I’m breaking up with you. I thought this might be easier than doing it in person as an emotional scene is the last thing either of us needs.”


22“I don’t think break-up texts are the way to go, and I would’ve preferred you to respect me enough to tell me to my face.”


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23“I’ve been dishonest with you these last few weeks, and I feel bad about it. I don’t feel the same way as you do, and I want to end the relationship.”


23“I wish you’d told me sooner instead of stringing me along and making a fool of me, but it’s done now.”



24“You’ve been moving way too fast with this relationship since it started. I don’t think we’re on the same page at all. I don’t like sending break-up texts, but I think it’s time we face the truth.”


24“Why didn’t you tell me this at the beginning of the relationship? I thought I was doing what you wanted.”


25“I don’t feel like our relationship is going anywhere. We’re in the same place we were in when we started hanging out. I need to feel like we’re moving forward, but I don’t think we can.”


25“That’s sad because I see things a little differently. I’d ask you to think it over, but I don’t think that’ll change your mind.”


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26“I’ve enjoyed getting to know you, and I feel like while we can be good friends, a relationship isn’t on the cards for us. I just want to be honest now, so you don’t feel led on.”


26“You didn’t give it much of a chance, but I’m glad you were honest with me.”


27“I’ve had fun getting to know you, but don’t see us sustaining a relationship because we differ in so many ways. I know they say opposites attract, but in reality, I really don’t think it will work out.”


27“It was fun, and I enjoyed it too. Maybe you’re right. Well, guess that’s that then.”


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28“When I met you, I was in a bad place. You helped me a lot, and thank you. But that’s no reason to stay in a relationship that I don’t feel is working out, so I think breaking up is our best option.”


28“Wow, texts like this are hard to receive and accept. I need some time.”


29“I think we need to meet to discuss the fight we had. It was a deal breaker for me, and I don’t think we can be together anymore. Let’s get together and talk one last time.”


29“If it was a deal breaker for you, I don’t see a need to meet.”


30“Whatever happened in the past, I need to focus on my future. I think it’s better if we break up instead of trying to fix something that’s broken.”


30“I agree with focusing on the future, but I thought we’d be doing that together. I’m sorry you don’t feel the same way.”