But i disagree, and i think one of the reasons we have so many "phase-outs" is because heartbreakers believe they should probably have the face-to-face conversation but can't tolerate what they might feel if they do.
How to break up with someone you are just dating
Try something like, "i'm not totally invested in this, and i don't think it's fair to you to continue stringing you along," or "i've been seeing someone else and i think we're a better fit for each other.
How to break up with someone you are not dating
I've been on the receiving end of a casual relationship ending over text message, facebook chat, the "phase-out," and the "i'm gonna drink few glasses of wine while you tell me you're seeing someone more seriously now and we can no longer talk.
And maybe it's because my current relationship has actually lasted longer than two weeks (i wouldn't be surprised if our friends had a betting pool going) so it won't seem completely insensitive to blog about it, or maybe it's because i feel convicted enough in my research to let the judgment fly, but either way, let's talk about breaking hearts.
If a guy is still hung up on someone, he'll make it very clear to you within the first few dates you just have to look for the signs.
Similar to how i never want to break up with someone because i don't want to seem like an asshole.