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Five Apps That Make Breaking Up Easier

Last month, Valentine’s Day happened. Maybe it went well. Maybe you’re still glowing or whatever. Then again, maybe you’re looking for an exit strategy. In the case of the latter, allow us to make this easy with a few post-relationship enhancement solutions. Aka breakup apps. Aka you’re welcome.

Spring-Cleaning, Meet Facebook
SINGLE ELIMINATION

Spring-Cleaning, Meet Facebook

The last thing you need right now: your ex’s photos all over your Facebook feed. So here’s a new plugin that instantly eliminates every mention of that person from it. And, if necessary, entire concepts like “love” and “relationships.” It doesn’t delete those from reality, though. Sorry.

An Entire App’s Worth of Rebounds
THE SESSIONS

An Entire App’s Worth of Rebounds

In these situations, it helps to confide in those who’ve had similar experiences. It also helps to use this iPhone app, which connects you with jilted lovers in your immediate vicinity. Just sort by location, send someone a message and arrange for a little mutual therapy session. How sweet of you.

Putting Yourself in Two Places at Once
FAKING IT

Putting Yourself in Two Places at Once

You asked for space. And that’s reasonable. But sometimes, masking your phone’s GPS location with a fake one so that you appear somewhere you’re not is... also reasonable. That’s what this iPhone app does. Just check in at Sizzler, then head to the Palm to evade any potential stalkery. Your body double deserves a vacation.

A Little Voice of Reason in Your Phone
READ ALERT

A Little Voice of Reason in Your Phone

There may come a time when you get the urge to make a call. Or send a text. To the wrong person. At which point, this Android app will send a friendly pop-up reminding you why you shouldn’t. Like “Don’t Call. Close talker.” Or “You downloaded this app to keep you from doing this.”

Profiting from Other People’s Breakups
SINGLED OUT

Profiting from Other People’s Breakups

Or maybe you just want to know who among your friends recently ended a relationship. You know, for research and such. That’s when you’ll use this app, which analyzes your newly single Facebook friends’ relationship histories and determines who’s the most vulnerab... um, in need of a caring shoulder. And hey, you’ve got shoulders.

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