Breaking up is always hard. It can be one of the most crushing moments in your entire life, especially when you're fully committed to a relationship you've been in for a long time. Sometimes it can be totally unexpected. Sometimes it's for the best. But at the end of the day, these are moments that can stay with you for the rest of your life. After it happens, you can be left wondering what went wrong. Why did this relationship have to end? People can go through a lot of psychological trauma as a result, especially if they're the one who got broken up with.
There's always some excuse for a breakup. Sometimes these are totally valid reasons. Sometimes they lie and say "it's me," when you know it was because of something you did. The worst is when they don't give any reason at all, and you're left wondering for the rest of your life what you did wrong. Sometimes it's something you both agree on. These are often the easiest relationships to move on from.
But sometimes the reasons guys give for breaking up with you are just plain despicable. Many girls can attest to being broken up with for the most shallow, ridiculous, and illogical reasons. These reasons can make absolutely no sense. They can make you wonder what the hell is even going on inside guys' heads sometimes. But at the end of the day, when guys give you despicable reasons for breaking up with you, you're probably better off without him...
15 "Her natural aroma. I just couldn't shake it. It was like a combination of peppers and sweaty feet. We weren't a great match anyways but the smell made the choice easy."
"We were laying in bed and I realized she had a weird smell about her. I forgot about it, fell asleep, and after a couple more times seeing each other I ended it because the smell was permanent. Her natural aroma. I just couldn't shake it. It was like a combination of peppers and sweaty feet. We weren't a great match anyways but the smell made the choice easy."
Of all the reasons in this article, a girl's questionable scent might just be the most logical and understandable reason for breaking up with somebody. After all, personal hygiene is important, and those that are too lazy to do the basics will have trouble attracting and keeping a partner. But the most despicable part about this is that he didn't even mention it to her, he just dumped her without giving her a chance to even change her ways. Granted, that would have been a really awkward conversation to have.
14 "I didn't date someone in the 90s because she was too into disco. She was one of the most beautiful people I've ever seen."
"I didn't date someone in the 90s because she was too into disco. She was one of the most beautiful people I've ever seen. She was funny and very fun to be around. She was independent, but very affectionate. She liked me. I liked her. She serenaded me at a jazz bar unexpectedly with the most beautiful rendition of My Funny Valentine. But I was a music nazi and at the time, I couldn't stand disco. She played it all the time. Turns out it was a very passing fad for her and now I like disco. I still think about it sometimes twenty years later. Oops."
This has got to be one of the most confusing, illogical excuses anyone has ever given for breaking up with a girl. How could her taste in music be that important? I know there are some pretty serious music enthusiasts out there, but most people will agree that this is taking things way too far. After all, someone's taste in music is just a tiny portion of their overall personality. Couldn't he just look beyond that tiny little detail? To his credit, this guy admits to regretting his decision later in life.
13 "She would do absolutely anything I would tell her to do. Sounds great right? No, It got so boring. It was like dating a servant. That, and she had really small teeth, freaked me out."
"She would do absolutely anything I would tell her to do. Sounds great right? No, sh** got so boring. It was like dating a servant. That, and she had really small teeth, freaked me out."
Most guys fantasize about dating a girl who is totally submissive, and willing to do whatever they ask. But this guy dumped a girl for that very reason. It's another excuse for a break-up that seems totally inconceivable, and it's hard to understand his logic. Maybe he just wanted a stronger, more independent woman. And for that, you can't really fault him. But it just seems totally despicable that this woman was totally dedicated to him and he still turned her away. What more did she have to do to win his love? I have a feeling this guy is one of those people who thinks that the grass is always greener on the other side. Maybe one day he'll look back on this decision and wish he kept her instead of dumping her...
12 "When I was 20 and in college, my family's house burnt down along with our dogs. I figured that since I was already losing everything, I might as well lose my girlfriend too"
"When I was 20 and in college, my family's house burnt down along with our dogs. I figured that since I was already losing everything, I might as well lose my girlfriend too. Hard to explain, but I feel like it was a good opportunity to start over. I dumped her while the ashes were still smoldering, at no fault of her own."
It's hard to understand exactly what was going through this guys head when you read his confession. How does losing everything in a fire make you want to lose your girlfriend as well? Wouldn't this kind of thing make you want to hold onto your girlfriend, seeing as she's one of the few things you actually have left? Whatever was going through his head, it's safe to say his girlfriend was very confused and probably hurt at this decision. But after looking into this a little more, it seems that this guy isn't alone. Apparently it's some kind of psychological phenomenon when you lose things in a fire - you have an urge to "wipe the slate completely clean."
11 "She used the word 'super' as a prefix for describing anything. She was always super-frustrated, super-happy or super-tired."
"She used the word 'super' as a prefix for describing anything. She was always super-frustrated, super-happy or super-tired. The coffee was super-caffeinated, food was always super-delicious and all our dates were super-romantic. The places we visited were always super-beautiful, the people were super-nice, the culture was super-interesting. Even the negative things were still super. Cheetos were not super-healthy, that salon did not do a super-good job, that book was not super interesting. You get the picture. I think she said the word super about a 100+ times a day. Mind you, she was not a 'super' enthusiastic or excitable girl."
Of all the reasons to break up with a girl, this is another reason that people might understand. But on the other hand, it's pretty despicable. After all, people can change their speech patterns quite easily given the opportunity. Most people don't even realize that they've fallen into certain speech patterns until it's pointed out by someone else. And presumably this guy never actually pointed his issues out to this girl, he just kept it to himself and then dumped her for apparently no reason.
10 "Bad memory. I reconnected with a girl in college that I dated in junior high. One night she couldn't go out because she was having dinner with her family and I remembered that she'd dumped me in junior high in much the same way, 'dinner with her family'"
"Bad memory. I reconnected with a girl in college that I dated in junior high. One night she couldn't go out because she was having dinner with her family and I remembered that she'd dumped me in junior high in much the same way, 'dinner with her family' and never called again. So I dumped her first, didn't return calls and gave no reason. 6 months later it dawned on me - she hadn't dumped me back then, some other girl did. I broke up with her for no reason at all."
This has got to be the most hilarious, ridiculous, and sad reason anyone has ever given for breaking up with someone. It's also one of the most despicable, when you really think about it. This guy thought he was getting revenge on a girl for dumping her years before. But 6 months later, he realized that it wasn't even the same girl. How can you be this dumb? To be honest, it's not even his bad memory that was the biggest problem. It's that he dumped a girl way too early and too fast because he was scared she was going to dump him first.
9 "Fallout 4 came out."
You'd be surprised at how many relationships are ending because of video games. This is a huge distraction for guys these days, and while video games typically stand the best chance of destroying careers or grades at school, they can also ruin relationships. And anyone who knows anything about Fallout 4 can relate to this confession. Although we might not have broken up with our partners because of the game, we can see how people could become obsessed with it. Still, it's a really sad day when guys choose a virtual adventure over their own girlfriend.
What's confusing is why this guy didn't just play video games with his girlfriend. More and more girls are interested in gaming these days, and it can actually be a great activity for couples. As the saying goes: "Those who play together, stay together." I guess this guy just didn't get the memo that video games are actually more fun when you play them with others...
8 "She said Nickelback was modern day Shakespeare."
While it may seem unfair that a guy dumped his girl over her love of disco, this confession might actually be more understandable. Of all the bands in the world, Nickelback is probably one of the most hated. And people have very strong opinions about this band. Nickelback has been booed off stage more than once, and even had bottles thrown at them during a concert in Portugal. But there are those who like the band, and typically those who like Nickelback love Nickelback. Going as far as to compare them to modern day Shakespeare might be going a little far, but hey, everyone's entitled to their own opinion, right?
Well, according to this guy, making a statement like that was grounds for immediate dumpage. He just couldn't bear to look her in the face and feel any semblance of attraction after she had said something like that. But even if you hate Nickelback, you can agree that dumping a girl over this is incredibly harsh and despicable. She was probably a really nice person.
7 "I broke up with her yesterday for several reasons but the main one was that she cut off her beautiful hair when I told her not to."
"She told me that she was thinking of doing it and I told her not to. I didn't say it as sternly as I could have because we've only been together for 4 months so I didn't think it was my place. But I still can't believe that she actually got a pixie cut. Her hair was so beautiful and it always smelled so good. Why would she cut it off? It was so silky and it made her look like a beautiful, sparkly angel. She looked so much more attractive before she mutilated herself. I broke up with her yesterday for several reasons but the main one was that she cut off her beautiful hair when I told her not to."
Girls change their looks up all the time, and guys just have to learn to roll with that. But this is a lesson that this particular dude apparently never learned. He actually broke up with a girl because she cut her hair when he told her not to. It's her body, she can do whatever she wants with it! Obviously this guy thought he was entitled to more control than he actually had. Honestly, it's probably a good thing this girl is no longer with this guy...
6 ""I'm a little upset, my gf and I got along well, but it would keep coming back to me about how many different partners she had. Close to 50."
"I'm a little upset, my gf and I got along well, but it would keep coming back to me about how many different partners she had. Close to 50. I mean when it came down to it and we had s*x, it was a mix of being grossed out, thinking about how many guys were inside her, and lastly, a few of the guys she slept with were people in our social circles, and it ruined it for me knowing that they had been inside her (many more than once) and it also made me get angry/upset about it. I realized it wasn't fair to me to be keeping myself so unhappy being with her, and for her as well, so even after she cried to me about working things out when I told her I wanted to split, I left her there, at our place crying and me ready to move my things to a friend's place."
Wow. This is probably the most despicable reason you can have for breaking up with a girl. I mean hello people, it's 2017! Girls are allowed to sleep with as many people as they want and shouldn't have to fear judgement as a result. There's just such a massive double standard here. If a guy had slept with 50 girls, he would be seen as a "stud," and it makes him more attractive. But when a girl does the same, it's seen as unacceptable. This is simply despicable.
5 "She was one of those girls that got along with guys better than she did girls."
"She was one of those girls that got along with guys better than she did girls. And I was cool with it. But what a lot of females fail to realize is that they can give off signs of reasons you shouldn't trust them. Or at least be leery. Long story short, too many red flags rose, and not enough evidence for me to put them down ever came. So I ended it."
Here's another clearly despicable confession of why a guy broke up with his girlfriend. In this day and age, it's acceptable for girls to hang out with guys and not risk damaging her reputation. But apparently not in this case. Guys are still pretty jealous and suspicious people, and when girls hang out with guys it can cause them to assume you're cheating. Sometimes this is because the guys have trust issues, as a result of them being cheated on in the past. But if you truly love someone, you're able to trust them. You know that they won't cheat, because you know how much they care about you...
4 "I broke up with her because she was a year younger than me and I was heading off to college"
"I broke up with her because she was a year younger than me and I was heading off to college; where I was sure hot babes would be all over me like no tomorrow. Fast forward to today (about a year and a half), not a single relationship and the rare, rare hookup. I made a mistake. Should have tried to tough through it but my head was entirely in the wrong place."
Here's a confession that I'm sure a lot of girls and guys can relate to. For some reason there's this obsession/trend in high school of dumping your current girlfriend before you head off to college. The reasoning behind this is that a long-distance relationship just won't work and it'll only get in the way of you having fun and hooking up with much hotter girls at college. But what about all those years you spent together? Is it really that easy to just throw everything away? In the end, this guy got what he deserved, because the girls at college weren't even that into him. He later regretted his decision...
3 "I broke up with a girl in middle school because her hand was bigger than mine."
Middle School is a place where relationships rarely last longer than a few months, and for that reason we can kind of understand why this guy was so immature in his reasoning for breaking up with his girlfriend. After all, he was young, and probably still coming to terms with how to act and behave around women. On the other hand, however, there are plenty of middle school students who were capable of making rational, logical decisions... And this reason for breaking up with a girl is probably one of the most ridiculous and despicable in this article. Her hands were too big? Really? In the end, this decision was probably a result of this guy's insecurity of having small hands, and who knows what else... I'm sure tons of people can remember situations like these from middle school...
2 "broke up with a girl because she had dentures and didn't tell him"
"My brother (who is a bit of a sh**head anyways) broke up with a girl because she had dentures and didn't tell him. (She had been in an accident and had all her teeth knocked out.) He tried to paint it as her being dishonest, but I called bullsh**. She let him put it in, and he was ready to move on to the next one."
Wow. Talk about shallow. The worst part about this is that this girl actually got in an accident and lost all her teeth. It wasn't even her fault! But still, this guy actually dumped his girlfriend because she had dentures. Who really cares about that? A ton of people have fake teeth these days, it's really not a big deal. And it's not like her face would become any less beautiful as a result of her having dentures... What a crazy reason to break up with somebody...
1 "I broke up with my last girlfriend because her teeth were too white."
"I broke up with my last girlfriend because her teeth were too white... Every conversation, every smile, every argument, every b***job, it was just too distracting, in the same way that yellow teeth are... you're constantly noticing it. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for nice and white teeth... But these things were so perfect and white they were uncanny."
And the gold medal for the most despicable reason for breaking up with a girl goes to this guy... How can you possibly justify ending a relationship because her teeth were too white? Breaking up with a girl because she has dentures is shallow, but kind of makes sense. Breaking up with a girl because her teeth are yellow is despicable but justifiable. But this? This is just plain insanity. This girl probably worked long and hard, making sure her teeth were as white as possible, for the very reason of not getting broken up with... And then this happens... Wow...