Predictable break-up phrases
Break-up one-liner 1: “It’s not you, it’s me”
Translation: “It’s you, but I’m afraid to say why you irritate me”
If one member of the dating party has noticed something about the other that has seriously put them off, it’s usually much easier to throw a cliché out there. Saying “it’s not you, it’s me” is much more appealing than saying “you’re so irritating that sometimes I smile politely and think how much I’d love to slam the door in your face” or “the way you chew your food reminds me of a cow and it’s pretty disgusting.” In scenarios like the above, you’d probably rather be spared the embarrassment, right?