The New "Breakup Shop" App Is Here to Help End Your Relationship for You

Hey, it's better than ghosting...we think?

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Ever wanted to end a not-so-satisfying relationship, but weren't exactly sure how to do it? Maybe you'd meet for a drink and then drop the bomb in person (no, that'd be too awkward), or maybe you'd make a quick phone call to get it done (but Taylor Swift already established that that's a no-no (opens in new tab)) so then all of a sudden you feel like your last resort is sending a text—and that's just rude, right?

Well, to avoid the guilt associated with the latter option—or any option for that matter—a new website/app is here to handle your dirty work for you. By using the aptly-titled "Breakup Shop," (opens in new tab) you can now choose to cut ties with your significant other via text, email, letter, phone call, and/or care package—zero interaction with your soon-to-be ex guaranteed. 

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Site founders and Canadian brothers Evan and Mackenzie (no last names given) spoke with Vice (opens in new tab) about the inspiration behind their company: "People are already paying services like Tinder to get them in a relationship, why not pay a service to get you out of one?" 

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True, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you go ahead and make your download: First, it will cost you $30 to break Mr. or Miss Wrong's heart hands-free (that's like a week's worth of Starbucks right there), but more importantly, the app still has some bugs to be sussed out.

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"The response from most people, Mackenzie told me, is that the call isn't real," Vice writer Emanuel Maiberg (who test drove the product (opens in new tab)) explained. "People think it's a joke. Evan and Mackenzie make all the calls themselves." 

Which would then prompt that person you were trying to never hear from again to immediately call you and clear the air. And obviously, that defeats the entire purpose. *Sigh* We knew this must have been too good to be true. 

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