ONE in 10 Aussies has been dumped via a text message and the same number have used SMS to tell someone "I love you" for the first time, a survey suggests.
Relationship counsellors are concerned by the trend for Australians to express their "textual feelings", warning that jilted lovers can take longer to bounce back from electronic break-ups.
One in seven people aged 18 to 24 thinks it is acceptable to end a relationship with an SMS or a posting on social media, a survey shows.
And more than half of Australia's under-35s use text messages as the main form of contact after a first date.
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