London, Jan 18: Almost 1 in ten people have been told by their partners that their relationship has ended via text message, a new survey has revealed.
While a quarter of those surveyed admitted that they have flirted with someone they shouldn’t in a text.
The survey also revealed that a third confessed to checking up on their partner by secretly reading the messages on their phone. One in ten listen to their other half’s voicemail, and one in five check who they have called on their phone log.
One in ten also asserted that they delete any suspicious texts to hide them from their partner.
The survey, of 2,000 people by mobile phone site Recombu.com, also revealed that 11 per cent of the people have been asked out by text.
Reportedly, Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston was sent a message from boyfriend John Mayer in 2008, which read: ‘That’s it - the end.’
In April last year, even actor Charlie Sheen asserted that adult film star Rachel Olson had sent him a short message saying she wanted to end their two-month long relationship.
“It is easier to write a few words and then sent it through a text and avoid confrontation,” the Daily Mail quoted Hannah Bouckley, editor of mobile phone site Recombu.com as saying.
“It is a bit of a cop-out. It is surprising to see someone like Jennifer Aniston being dumped via text because she could have her pick of men. It shows that nobody is immune.
“Texting is such a part of how we communicate as a whole now that is natural that this will be used for something like that. Technology is opening up new areas for relationships,” Bouckley added.