Break-up in style (use dropdown menus)

One of the most frustrating situations in the process of finding a partner occurs when your prospective match suddenly becomes unresponsive.

Picture the scenario. You have had a couple of dates and you are starting to like the guy. You think he is interested as well and you are looking forward to meeting him again. You wait for him to confirm your next date. Nothing. You don’t want to come across as too eager so you force yourself not to text him. After two days you call him and leave a voicemail. No callback. Then you send a text. Still no reply. By now you are stewing in a mixture of unequal parts self-pity, resentment, confusion and rage. Then an email – sorry have been busy at work, will call later. And then nothing. Total silence. You are left wondering where it all went wrong.

Wonder no more and ask him directly but in a more impersonal way. Check out www.wotwentwrong.com and its specialized dropdown menus of breaking-up reasons. Using this website you send him a “feedback” request and then all he needs to do is select the most appropriate reason from the 149 choices and voila – you have your answer. How nice and convenient! You couldn’t make this stuff up.

This is how it works. First you choose how you want to sound regarding the whole thing. You could select cool, confused, philosophical or sincere from a dropdown menu. If you chose “cool” then you get to send a supposedly coolness-exuding email template :

So it’s a bummer things didn’t work out between us.  But that’s the way it goes. I’d appreciate it if you could do me a favour and let me know, from your perspective, where things went wrong.”

When he receives this “feedback” request, the-guy-who-vanished is invited to select a reason for the break-up from a really exhaustive dropdown menu. The reasons are thoughtfully grouped under categories like Physical/Sexual, You are too much, Lifestyle, Something is missing, It is how you treat me etc. Each category then has a number of reasons which range from the delightfully descriptive “Bad in bed” to the more prosaic “You are too nagging”.

A note of caution though for people planning to send a “feedback” request. There is a fair chance that someone perusing these 149 reasons for breaking-up might be tempted to select more than one. It is not known if the website does allow multiple selections but you would do well to grow a thick skin!