- From sneaking a pic during a date to breaking up by text, the dating
rules are changing
- Virgin Mobile's Break Up Expert is here to help you clean up your
TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - It's February and love is in the air, but a new
survey by Virgin Mobile Canada shows that 83% of Canadians have fallen
out of love with Valentine's Day. As people from coast to coast are
rethinking their relationship with the "Hallmark Holiday," many are
taking some time to rethink their intimate relationships too.
"Canadians have told us they're over it. For way too many people, the
idea of Valentine's Day means sitting at home crying into a tub of ice
cream while watching a Jennifer Aniston movie," says Andrew Bridge,
brand and communications director, Virgin Mobile Canada. "It's time to
break up and move to where you can get the love you really deserve.
When it comes to their love life - and their mobile phone life - we've
found expert advice on how Canadians can ditch their totally
unsatisfying old relationships and go somewhere they feel loved every
single day of the year."
Virgin Mobile Break Up Expert To The Rescue!
While some say that breaking up is hard to do, Virgin Mobile's got your
back with some tips, tricks and even an expert! This week, Virgin
Mobile is unveiling four new videos showing those painful relationship
scenarios where it's way clear that it's time to say "See ya later."
Starring Rachel Petrie, the Virgin Mobile Break Up Expert, she dishes
out the best advice on the do's and don'ts for ending those bad
relationships and finding a love you can really sink your teeth into.
"I remember all the corny lines and excuses that my ex-boyfriends would
use on me. They'd fill me with rage and then I'd do ultimately
regrettable things," says Rachel Petrie, Virgin Mobile's Break Up
Expert. "Now I can break up with anyone and be cool as a cucumber. When
Virgin Mobile asked me to help, I knew I could show people the best
ways to end their relationships and do it with style cause you may as
well go out in a big way."
To help Canadians break up, Virgin Mobile's website and Facebook page
will be loaded with tools to get rid of that bad relationship - for
both your phone and your love. Also up for grabs will be Virgin
Mobile's "Kiss or Diss" cards to clearly deliver your message to that
special someone (or future ex), plus ideas on some apps to help you get
through those break ups, make ups or lonely nights dreaming about love. Plus, Virgin Mobile is introducing a sweet offer: the first 25 people
who break up with their mobile phone company and switch their number to
Virgin Mobile will get a free upgrade to a hot new BlackBerry® Smartphone!
Get all the details on Virgin Mobile's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/virginmobilecan and watch the videos on the YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/virginmobilepresents.
Digital Dating & Dumping
To learn more about how Canadians are finding (and forgetting) about
love, Virgin Mobile took to the streets to chat with more than 1,000
Canadians in a recent study conducted by Angus Reid. While most said
they didn't care about Valentine's Day, they sure have some serious
opinions about everything else. Some stand out stats include:
Text Message Break Ups - A quarter of young Canadians (aged 18-34) think it's totally ok to break up by phone or text if
they've been with the person for less than three months.
Gettin' Sneaky - One in 10 young Canadians say that they've snuck a pic of their new
date to show their friends later, while 13% of young Canadians have
faked a call or text message during their date so that they'd have an
excuse to take off.
Nothing But Clichés - Whether they're being broken up with or doing the breaking, the same
cheesy old lines are still the most popular: "It's not you, it's me,"
"I'm not ready for a relationship" and "We can still be friends" top
the list for most common breakup lines. Only 6% of Canadians get
creative and go for more original breakup lines like "My anxiety
disorder makes it incapable to remain connected" or "I have rabies."
About Virgin Mobile Canada
Virgin Mobile Canada rewards, entertains and connects like no one else,
delivering the hottest phones on the hottest HSPA+ network. Virgin
Mobile Members also get access to must-see events, global roaming and
award-winning service. 91% of Members would also recommend Virgin
Mobile to a friend.
The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million
customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than
4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail
locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can
also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on
Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter at twitter.com/virginmobilecan.
SOURCE Virgin Mobile Canada
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