25 Ridiculous Reasons Why Real Couples Have Broken Up

Posted by , Updated on January 25, 2024

Everyone has a list of relationship deal breakers. From infidelity to criminal activity, there’s plenty of legitimate reasons to break up with someone. But, as you’ll find out, there’s also a lot of dumb ones. Perhaps you’ve broken up with someone for a dumb reason or been on the receiving end of it. If so, you know well that Breakups are never fun but bogus breakups are the absolute worst. Curious to see the ridiculous reasons people used to break up? These are 25 ridiculous reasons why real couples have broken up.




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Sometimes people want a solid cook as a partner and maybe that was a priority for this Redditor. They broke up with their girlfriend because she didn’t know how to cook scrambled eggs. Maybe just teach them?


Annoying Voice

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You say “to-mato” and we say, “tah-mato.” In this case, a guy decided to break up with his girlfriend over her annoying voice and placing the emphasis at a weird part of a sentence.



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A girl on Reddit explained that even though he was nice, she broke up with her boyfriend because he couldn’t spell and didn’t think grammar was necessary. Grammar is important so we slightly empathize with this reason.


Green Tea

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After getting into a fight over green tea, one Redditor explained she broke up with her boyfriend because he claimed the antioxidant-rich beverage was bad for her.


Christmas Present

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With Christmas on the way, couples all over the world have to come up with new gift ideas to get their special someone. It can be tough. In this Redditor’s case, he just didn’t want to get her anything. Well, at least he was honest.


Hot Chocolate

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Few will deny the deliciousness of hot chocolate. Most would love to pour themselves a glass as fast as possible and chug it down. So, when one guy found his girlfriend filling up her mug with hot chocolate one spoonful at a time, it drove him crazy enough to call it quits.



fifaSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/52bsqo/whats_the_dumbest_reason_you_broke_up_with_a_so/d7iz5da/

Some guys like sports more than anything. So, for this guy, when FIFA just came out he totally forgot about his girlfriend. We’re guessing it didn’t take long for that ship to sail.



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In relationships, music tastes can be a serious point of contention. But is it worth throwing away a relationship? For this Redditor it was. He claims he broke up with his girlfriend because she said Nickelback was modern day Shakespeare.



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When you’re in high school and a year behind your significant other, sometimes its hard to say goodbye as they head off to college. However, for one Redditor, going to college meant they had to break up.



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While driving in the car, an ex-girlfriend broke up with her boyfriend because while singing the Beatles song “Drive My Car” he would add an extra “Beep Beep’m.”


Iron Maiden

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Again, music can be a major deal breaker for people. In this particular case, one Redditor said his girlfriend broke up with him because he didn’t like Iron Maiden.


Doctor Who

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For many movie and television fans, spoilers are tantamount to treason and betrayal. You don’t cross that line in a relationship. In this Redditor’s case, her boyfriend spoiled “Doctor Who” for her.


Sister's Name

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Sometimes the little things get in the way of making a relationship work and that includes certain names. In this case, a guy couldn’t get past the fact that his girlfriend had the same name as his sister.



CarabinerSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/52bsqo/whats_the_dumbest_reason_you_broke_up_with_a_so/d7j9ejb/

Corny jokes can either make a person endearing or very annoying. For one Redditor, the fact that his ex-girlfriend called her belaying carabiner a “beliner-weiner” was enough to call the whole thing off.



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For some, the number of books a person reads a year is directly linked to their intelligence. After a guy found out his girlfriend didn’t like books, he broke it off. Later, however, he regretted it when she was engaged and he was in a worse relationship.


Tea Spoon

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It doesn’t take much to send some people over the edge. Little things can become the dumbest reasons to break up with someone. In this case, a guy’s girlfriend wouldn’t stir her tea but clink her spoon back and forth inside the mug.



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We’ve all got different love languages. For some, words of affirmation and compliments do the opposite than their initial intent. That was especially true for this Redditor who said she had to break up with her boyfriend because he complimented her too much and was too nice.


And that...

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Colloquialisms can really set people off especially when used frequently. In this instance, a Redditor explained she broke up with her boyfriend when he used the term “And that…” all the time. Like, “At the lake, we would ski, fish, tube, and that…”



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Even vegetables can be a deal breaker. For one Redditor, his girlfriend would sit up in bed and smear cheese all over her celery and munched away. As he said, “She had to go.”



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At some point, you have to question if you have OCD due to the dumb reasons you give for breaking up with people. In this case, a girl broke up with her boyfriend because he would sigh frequently when he didn’t know what to say. He also blinked slowly.



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People frequently mispronounce words especially when they believe they’re saying the right thing. One guy couldn’t take it anymore when his girlfriend kept saying, “Supposibly.”



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Harry Potter fans can be rather strict about their beloved wizarding world and the things you can and can’t do. One guy experienced that first hand when his girlfriend refused to say “Voldemort” and would get mad at him for saying it.



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Breaking up because of too much arguing is a pretty common thing. On the other hand, breaking up because you don’t argue at all is…not common. But, that’s what happened with one Redditor who claimed his girlfriend thought he didn’t care about the relationship enough because he never argued.



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When you want to get comfortable and experience a movie, some pretty annoying things can take place like a ringing cell phone or a crying child. For one Redditor, he couldn’t stand it when his girlfriend chewed her popcorn too loudly.



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Rhyming has its time and place, especially when used sparingly. One Redditor, however, had a girlfriend that frequently said, “Awesome possum!”, “Neato squito!”, and “Coolio hoolio!” After she said it a couple of dozen times a day for a month, he couldn’t take it anymore.

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