RELATIONSHIPS are about dumping your partner before they can dump you, it has been claimed.
Researchers at the Institute for Studies found that most relationships were really just a competition to be the dumper rather than the dumpee.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Nobody likes getting dumped, so you need to get in there with a pre-emptive dumping at the first sign of trouble.
“If your partner is a bit quiet or below par, probably they are thinking about dumping you. So as soon they mention feeling tired it’s best to dump them, otherwise they will win.”
Tom Booker and his girlfriend Nikki Hollis split after five years together. He said: “Friends of mine had been saying I should end it for a while now, so at least I could feel like it was my decision. But I didn’t see it as a competition.”
Hollis said: “It was a competition and I won.”
Booker’s boss, Martin Bishop, said: “I’d been telling him for months, ‘this is a competition, make sure you dump her and that way you win the competition’.
“He probably thinks Bullseye isn’t a competition either.”