The Most Popular Breakup Lines Decoded!

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We've all been dumped. Maybe it was years ago, maybe it was this morning, but it happens to everyone. And with breakups come all the cliche excuses for why.

Here is a nifty breakdown of what the most popular breakup lines ACTUALLY mean.

1) "It's not you, it's me." = "It's totally you."

2) "I'd like to stay friends." = "Please don't tell your hot friends I was a jerk to you because I'm SO crushing on the blond one."

3) "I can't handle how intense my feelings are for you." = "I don't have any feelings for you at all."

4) "I don't want to hold you back from (XYZ)." = "You're harshing my awesome and holding me back."

5) "We're just at very different points in our lives right now." = "You're in high school and I just got my Ph.D. in AWESOME."

6) "I need to focus on my career." = "I find you dull as rocks."

7) "I need my space." = "Please delete me from Facebook, Twitter, and forget my phone number - you're smothering me."

8) "I'm just not ready for this kind of relationship." = "I'm just not ready for this kind of relationship WITH YOU."

9) "You deserve better than me." = "I deserve better than you."

10) "I love you, but like a friend." = "I don't want to have sex with you ever again."

11) "You don't understand me." = "You don't understand me because your IQ matches your shoe size."

12) "When you define something, you limit it." = "Let's be fuck-buddies."

13) "We should see other people," = "I'm crushing on your hot blond friend."

14) "I think we're moving too fast." = "You've left me 6 voicemails, tweeted me 17 times, and plastered my Facebook wall with love quotes, you creepy stalker, you."

15) "I think we need a break." = "I found someone new."

What are some other awful breakup lines and their true meanings?


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Disney17 Disney17

Most of these are true.

Stacey. Stacey.

i love you but im not in love with you = im no longer sexually attracted to you and want to move on to someone hotter and better

Melis... Melissa042807

Being direct is always best, even if it sucks. It would save everyone a lot of time. 

Eques... EquestrianMom

Melissa, I used all of those lines, after I was direct and bluntly honest with my ex. Because he was/is an a$$, he couldn't/wouldn't hear the truth. But he did understand how it was my fault, how I was wrong, how I was holding him back, how he deserved better then me, and that got my divorce papers signed! Sometimes the truth just won't be heard! 

ReiRe... ReiReally

I seem to see this same list every six months like clockwork.

Kristina Lawler Funk

I love the episode of Friends where they were discussing what breakup lines meant. "'I think we should see other people' means 'ha ha, I already am.'"

csecor1 csecor1

I said #8 to someone once.. about a month before I started seeing my husband, whom we both worked with. I only feel a little bad about it, considering nothing was official between the guy I broke it off with, and we never went past making out. Plus, I really didn't have any serious intentions with my now husband, that just sort of happened ;)

Haley Maya Unger

All break up lines mean the same thing, the end.

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