Ten reasons men and women give for splitting

“I’m not ready for commitment” has topped the list of reasons given by women when dumping their partner, while men go for a vague ‘it’s just not working’ excuse, a new study has found.

Researchers asked 1,000 of its male and female members why and how they would dump a partner. Going against the stereotype of the commitment-phobe male, the most popular line used by women in ending a relationship is: “I’m not ready for commitment yet”.

The second most popular reason is: “This is going too fast for me”, the Daily Mail reported.
“You don’t earn enough money” is the third most important reason on the women’s list, whereas it doesn’t feature at all on the men’s list.

Both sexes prefer to end a relationship face-to-face but they are also increasingly using email and text to tell a lover they are history, the report said.

Fifty-two per cent of women would meet a partner to say the relationship is over, while 43 per cent men would break the news in person.

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