Well, according to my dating experience and to the experience of my girlfriends, "It's not you, it's me." line isn't the most ridiculous one men came up with to break up with us. There's lots more where that came from!
I've just put together a list of 20 Ridiculous Break Up Phrases from Men I've ever heard of and my translation of what they really mean.
Have you heard even better ones than these? Please share them and we'll complete this list together! ;)
1. "I'm Just Not Ready for a Relationship Right Now, but if I Were... You'd Be the One!"
aka:"I'm still not ready to spend the rest of my life sleeping with one person, but if I were, it might be you."
2. "I Still Really Care about You."
aka: "... Just not enough to really date you or spend much time with you. But I still care!"
3. "I'd Love to Still Be Friends and Hang out after All This."
aka: "Can you hook me up with your hot friends after you get over me dumping you?"
4. "I Just Really Need to Focus on (fill in the Blank... School, Job, God, Whatever) Right Now."
aka: "I don't think you'll take this break-up well, but you can't argue with this one."
5. "I'm Moving to a Foreign Country, but I'll Call You when I Get Back."
aka: "I've got to get away from you, fast!"
6. "You Can do so Much Better than Me!"
aka: "And I know I can do so much better than you!"
7. "It Has Been so Great Getting to Know You, but I Think We Need to Spend Time with Other People."
aka: "I've already met someone I'd rather spend more time with."
8. "I've Got a Fear of Commitment."
aka: "I've got a fear of being tied to you for life!"
9. "I'm Feeling Smothered, and I Just Need to Get Some Space."
aka: "You're way too in my business, too fast - I am ready to get you out."
10. "the Guy Who Marries You is so Lucky!"
aka: "I just hope I'm not that lucky!"
11. "I Think We Need to See Other People and Just See What Happens."
aka: "I'm already sleeping with someone else, and I'm just telling you this before you find out."
12. "I Still Want to Be with You, but I Just Want to Take a Break."
aka: "I want to try sleeping around, but keep you close in case I can't find anyone else."
13. "I've Got a Lot of Issues I Need to Work on Right Now."
aka: "My main issue is that I'm just not that into you."
14. "I Feel like You're More of a Friend than a Girlfriend to Me."
aka: "You're just not as cute as you were when we started dating."
15. "I Just Need Something More."
aka: "I'm not sure what more is, but I'm kind of bored, and this line sounds really convincing."
16. "I'm Still Not over My Ex."
aka: Ouch. This one's probably true.
17. "I Wish We'd Met Five Years from Now Instead."
aka: "I'm really not that mature right now, but I probably will be in five years, and then I could've made a great boyfriend/husband!"
18. "We're Just in Totally Different Places in Our Lives!"
aka: "I'm in this place called I Want to Go Out Drinking, Partying, and Sleeping Around, and you're in this place called Let's Settle Down, and those two places don't fit well together."
19. "I Just Respect You so Much."
aka: "Please don't tell your friends I'm a jerk, because I might want to date some of them."
20. "I Think We Got Too Close, Too Fast."
aka: "When you put your toothbrush beside mine in the bathroom, that really freaked me out."
Post in the comments and let me know the worst ones you've heard of! There must be plenty I missed on ...