Now the summer is here some of us are going to call time on our romances. If you’re having doubts that the one you’re with is not “the one”, you’re not alone. Facebook seems to know when we’ll fall in love and according to their super-geek data science team; most break-ups take place between May and July. The pressure of holidays, combined with temptation means that many relationships won’t make it.
Ahh, the break-up. When it comes to having “the chat” with someone, there are always clichés rolling off tongues, however hard we try to sound caring and genuine.
Here are top 12 clichés translated for your benefit from Lovestruck.com
1. “It’s not you, it’s me.”
Translation: It’s definitely you. Oh help; please don’t start crying.
2. “I love you but I’m not in love with you.”
Translation: Being in bed with you feels like I am in bed with my brother/sister. Oh help; please don’t start crying.
3. “There’s too much going on in my life right now”
Translation: Game of Thrones starts in half an hour.
4. “I’d really want us to be good friends.”
Translation: I really don’t want to be your friend; I’m just trying to soften the blow. You might get a Happy Birthday on Facebook once a year and that’s a big might.
5. “We’re at different points in our lives.”
Translation: I care really about my career/want to go travelling/want to move house but most of all I want to date other people.
6. “You want more than I’m prepared to give.”
Translation: You want more than I’m prepared to give you.
7. “I need to focus on my career.”
Translation: I fancy the girl/guy in accounts.
8. “I wish it could’ve worked between us.”
Translation: I wish I didn’t have to go have this conversation.
9. “I’m not ready for a relationship right now.”
Translation: I want to go out right now and have as much single fun as possible. Erm, how about a more casual thing?
10. “My feelings for you are too strong.”
Translation: I don’t have any feelings for you.
11. “We need to talk”
Translation: The last thing I want to do is talk. I’m hoping you will get the message that I want to dump you. “
12. “I think we need to take a break”
Translation: I want to be single when I go on holiday next month.
Ouch! It’s never easy but try to avoid these one-liners if you can. Can you think of any other clichés to add to our list? Tell us @lovestruck