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running manI hate breakup stories. It's not because they make me sad and weepy. No. Quite the opposite, they fire me up. It's just maddening, all the ridiculous excuses men come up with when they want to call it quits. Sometimes it doesn't even make a bit of sense.

A friend recently told me the guy she had been seeing the last few months bolted and I was shocked to hear why. First off, let me say this was a seemingly great guy. He was thoughtful, artsy, funny, witty, didn't live at home with his mom. He was the kinda guy who didn't creep out of your apartment in the middle of the night. The kind that wanted to meet your friends. Her perfect match -- or so she thought.

Well, one morning my girlfriend gets up to buy coffee, juice, and bagels for them. She comes back, puts cream cheese on his bagel, and tells him, "You must be starved. You should really eat this." His reply, "Gee, thanks mom." At that very moment, something in her knew he would NEVER call again. She was right. He never did. Apparently her nudge to get him to eat was too overbearing for the dude. WTF?!? Who knew a bagel and schmear had that much power.

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Here are 4 more ridiculous reasons guys dump their girlfriends:

  1. After five months of dating, a friend's boyfriend was done after someone at a party commented how cute their kids would look. It was as if someone yelled, "Fire!" He couldn't get away from her fast enough even though she had never mentioned kids or marriage before. 
  2. One woman I know got dumped because she cooked too much. That's right. She cooked too much. The guy said it was making him fat.
  3. My former college roommate says her boyfriend lost interest after she cut her hair. He said it reminded him too much of a dude. Never mind the fact that hair does actually grow back.
  4. A former colleague swears her boyfriend dropped her because they had different cellphone carriers. "He was always complaining about all the minutes he used up talking to me," she said.

Crazy right? But in all honesty, I think guys who come up with lame excuses like this are just looking for any reason to run, don't you?

What's the lamest breakup excuse you've heard?


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doodl... doodlebut

When my husband and I separated I started dating a guy. He was very sweet, funny, and didn't care that I had 2 kids. I told him how nice it was that he was willing to accept me as a package deal, since most guys wouldn't. Never heard from him again. His sister told me that me making that comment implied that I wanted him to marry me and be my kids dad. I was like, dude I've only known you for a month.

spark48 spark48

I was dumped because I was a liberal. Yep.

spark48 spark48

Oh yeah....forgot to mention that it was two years into the relationship that I was dumped..lol

the4m... the4mutts

These are not men, these are boys that just want a steady piece of ass. Real men would never leave for any of these reasons.

paren... parentalrights1

Well  it wasn't as lame as these, but it was definitely a bs excuse. He was all fine with the idea of marriage in the beginning, but then girls started giving him more attention and he broke up with me because "He wasn't ready for the commitment I was ready for" Never mind that he said "I love you" first and even brought up marriage first.

Nope. The second girls started looking at him more, he suddenly wasn't ready lol.

poshkat poshkat

I was dumped because i refused to get in my boyfriends car when he showed up out of nowhere as i was leaving to go out with my bff. Sucks for him! We are still bff's 12 years later.

Katriena Young

I was dumped cause I stayed for my job when he wanted me to stay for him.

PonyC... PonyChaser

I know a girl (she was 20 at the time) who dumped a guy because she didn't like his glasses. It goes both ways, ladies.

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

Those are all valid reasons to lose interest in a person. Those people were allegedly DATING, not married.

In America, you can date who you want.

nonmember avatar American Expat

Haha I always joke with my wife that if she ever cuts her hair short I'd divorce her.

Luckily for me, she is a firm believer in having long hair so I'll never actually get called out on it.

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