Nobody enjoys a break-up: you spend days walking through life like a ghost of yourself, reading through old text messages whilst the corners of your eyes sting with sadness and Facebook is a scrapbook of memories that impale you on a daily basis.
Let's look at some of the most popular methods used to break someone's heart.
A YouGov poll has found that 57 per cent of us have the plums to break up with someone in person. Noble folk. Meanwhile 14 per cent do it over the phone and a further 8 per cent by text message. Hopefully not by emoji.
Three per cent use letters as their dumping tools, no word yet on whether they're delivered by carrier pigeon, and one per cent put their friend up to the job.
27 per cent of people opted for 'none of these' and given the extensive options we can only assume their preferred break-up method is 'at sea, wearing a green hat, in July.'
They further broke down the data by political beliefs, gender, region, social demographic and age with interesting results.
It wasn't good for SNP members who were the most likely to ghost a partner and twice as likely as any other party to pass the buck onto someone else. And in slightly less surprising news Tories were the most likely to be dumped with 29 per cent saying they'd never broken up with someone.
Londoners were the most likely to ghost someone and Scots were the bravest of us all with 61 per cent of them plucking up the courage to dump someone in person.
Whilst 60 per cent of women would end it face to face only 53 per cent of men said the same, though they were both equally likely to ghost each other with 8% using the tactic
See the full results below: