17% of Americans think it is OK to break up via email, according to a poll conducted for the TV game show, Power of 10, which premiered tonight on CBS.
A male and female contestant were competing against each other to see which could come closest and win the round as a result. The Power of 10 host, Drew Carey, posed the question:
“What percentage of American’s think it’s acceptable to break up with someone via email?”
The male contestant answered 11% and the female contestant answered 19%. The answer was 17%, giving the victory for the round to the female who was only 2 percentage points off.
This is a great question to research because time and time again, I hear from people who had someone break up with them via email or even a text message via cell phone! This is unacceptable behaviour. Always break up face to face. And be sure to read our recent post on breaking up.