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Being in a relationship can either take you to cloud nine or bring you to the depths of hell. Still, for most people, the misery doesn’t end even after the breakup. Their ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends keep on texting them, trying to rekindle an old flame.
Instead of getting hurt, angry, or indefinitely frustrated, these people came up with smart and witty responses that are worthy to be in the Top 10 Smartest Ex Text Reactions Ever (and if it’s not a thing yet, it should be). Prepare to be thoroughly impressed!
51. Burn, Burn, Burn!
Leaving things in your ex’s house is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can always strike up a conversation with your former partner and resolve some issues, but on the other, there is always a chance you’ll never see your things again.
That can happen for various reasons, but the most common is anger. If the breakup was hard and frustrating, your partner might be really angry at you. He or she might not be able to do anything to you, but they’ll gladly do something to your things.
That’s why you should never leave stuff behind at your ex’s place. Grab as many things as you can when you leave. Otherwise, this might happen!
50. Emoji Booty Call
Guys can be so obnoxious using emojis to invite a girl out. Seriously, how hard is it to use good old words?
Well, it’s a game that can be played by two, so the guy got replied in the same way he wrote the message. Maybe next time he’ll be more creative when speaking to women.
This girl came up with a perfect response that summed up everything she wanted to say with just two emojis. Maybe that’s not such a bad way of communicating after all?
49. That Ship is No More
It’s funny how some people put a kind of price tag on their relationship depending on what others think. It’s the worst thing ever!
First and foremost you should listen to your heart and all the emotions that arise when you are with the person. Even if other people think you’re a cute couple it means nothing if the two of you hate each other.
This guy or girl was wondering if their ex was still interested in getting back together based solely on what other people thought. The answer was truly smart!
48. Those Bums Ain't Happening, Dude
There's a time and a place to ask a woman for a revealing photo and, more often than not, guys fail hard to pick the right moment. Even if she's your girlfriend, chances are you'll just get a 'no' from her every now and then.
And what about exes, you might ask? Well, asking your ex for such a pic is a recipe for disaster. Seriously, what was this guy even thinking? Hey, long time no see, can I get a pic of your bums, please?
Well, this woman was inventive enough not to say 'no' directly - instead, she used a hilarious pic that perfectly conveyed what she was feeling at the time. But it seems that dude didn't get it!
47. Be Nice to Your Exes
How many times did you break up with someone and then tried to get back something you left behind? You've probably had a few experiences like this, so you know that if your end the relationship on a bad note, chances are you'll never see your things again.
This works both for men and women! Whether it's just a book you forgot or a whole suitcase of clothes, if you want to get them back, just be nice to your partner when you part ways.
Otherwise, you'll end up like this person! New glasses can be really tough to get, so they must have been really bad to their ex.
46. That’s Definitely a ‘No’
It’s a bit of a mystery why exes tend to be so persistent when it comes to their old flames. They can emerge out of nowhere and suddenly write you a message after weeks, months, or even years of silence!
Well, some are clingier than others and you might be receiving texts on a regular basis, with your ex trying to strike up a conversation. But what’s done is done!
There are various ways how you can say ‘no’ to a person that is overstepping your boundaries, and this is a more creative one. Maybe they’ll get the message this time!
45. Better Leave Her Be
There are times when you don't really want to talk to a person ever again, but you still need to convey the message somehow. That's where emojis and pictures come in!
Really, one picture is worth a thousand words and this is exactly the case. The woman didn't even need to say anything more - it was obvious how she felt about her ex texting her.
Was it too harsh and cruel? Probably yes. But we don't really know what happened between the two of them, so we can't judge. But this ex's text response is really impressive!
44. She Won't Have Him Back
Some guys actually think that after they treat a person like trash the whole experience somehow magically disappears as if it didn't happen. When it comes to heavy emotions like breakup pain a month may seem like a few minutes.
Pain like that doesn't go away so fast! And if this guy didn't know about that before he texted his ex, he definitely learned his lesson afterwards.
What started out as a playful conversation turned out into a cold and harsh turn-down. Approaching a woman you broke up with like that is always a gamble that rarely pays off.
43. The Game of Thrones Reference
This little revenge is so sweet and classy that we simply can’t get over it! Can you imagine your ex texting you after a breakup only to ask for your HBO password?
After all you’ve been through he has the nerve to just write you casually like nothing has ever happened. We don’t know whether this woman was furious or not, but she came up with the most brilliant response ever.
In the spirit of the TV show, she replied with one sweet word: ‘Hodor’. We couldn’t think of a better way to say ‘get lost’ to the other party without actually saying it! She must be a real GoT fan.
42. The Magic Words
Sometimes people break up for silly reasons and instantly regret what they've done. After all emotions calm down they realize what happened and want to make amends. But it's easier said than done!
Still, when one of the partners makes the first step, it's easier for the other one to follow. This guy really wanted to get back with his ex, but there was one condition - he should have said the three magic words!
And no, it wasn't 'pretty pretty please', but it was something very specific to this couple's relationship. In the end, the man guessed the magic words right, and we can only hope that something good came out of it.
41. It's the Wrong Ex, Dude!
Breakup is a horrible thing and some people cope with it worse than others. But no matter how painful it might be, one just has to live through it and let go.
Things took on a different turn for this guy. He just broke up with a woman, but instead of taking some time for himself and thinking about what happened to his relationship, he immediately contacted his other ex to get back with her.
Something went wrong and he ended up texting the woman he just broke up with... Not only was it awkward and cruel, but it also revealed what kind of person he really was. This girl is better off without him!
40. Karma is a Vicious Lady
When you leave something at your ex’s apartment or house you might as well say good-bye to that thing. The number one rule of a breakup – take as many things as possible when heading out the door because that might be the last time you see this place!
It might sound a bit dramatic but it happens all the time. After the breakup, both parties don’t feel like seeing each other, so whatever stuff you forgot at your ex’s place can stay there forever.
In this case, though, the ex got what was coming his way. When you cheat on someone, don’t expect nice treatment afterwards! Even if the TV wasn’t actually sold he’ll probably never see it again.
39. Yeah, U2
Trying to get back with an ex is tricky and more often than not it simply doesn't work out. It doesn't matter who was the initiator of the breakup, both partners usually need some time to get back to their senses.
There is always a lot of pain involved, along with all kinds of unpleasant emotions, so talking to the person that caused all this is usually the last thing we want to do...
Still, this guy was persistent and didn't want to give up just yet. But all he got in response was a picture. Some guys simply don't get it when it's time to back off!
38. A Clever Little Response
There are times we don't want to talk to anyone at all, so when an ex shows up and wants to start a convo, we simply don't have the energy to go through all that useless chit-chat.
So, what to do in a case like that? Use a smart one-liner that will cut the conversation at its root!
Here's a spectacular example of how you can tell the other person you aren't in the mood to chat without the need to explain yourself further. It's witty, funny, and can be used on multiple occasions.
37. The Ultimate Answer
Communicating with exes is always tricky because you never know when the other person will get angry or hurt. Not many couples manage to stay friends – most of them just break up for good because it’s easier to start over like that.
Something tells us this couple won’t be communicating for much longer. When one of the partners is being angry and aggressive, the other will automatically do the same.
In this situation, woman came up with a perfect answer to the guy who was acting like a douche.
36. There are No Words Left to Say
Who was that genius person that came up with emojis? They definitely changed the whole texting game, making millions of people go from actual conversation to sending texts and, in this case, sending emojis alone.
Is it a good or a bad thing? We really don't know, but we can't argue that sometimes emojis are far better at conveying our emotions than simple text.
In this case, a very straightforward invitation got a very categorical 'no' for an answer. All that - without using any words whatsoever!
35. The Sweetest Response Ever
It's not often you start talking about breakups and exes and get a response that warms your heart. But magic things like that still happen! If you truly care about someone, even a breakup can become a reason to show your love.
This couple was playfully talking about a breakup and one partner wanted to know what the other one would do if they broke up.
The answer is just too sweet! If they break up, they'd become each other's exes, so 'getting back with an ex' gains a very significant meaning.
34. Don’t Even Think About It
Everyone has those weird moments when they miss their partners after a breakup, even if things didn’t end smoothly. Some people live through those moments silently, while others choose to write to their old flames.
If a person is still hurting from the breakup, the message will only make him or her feel sad. Well, some people can even get angry!
This is exactly what happened to this former couple – the guy was feeling nostalgic, but the woman was having none of it. She chose a perfect reply that didn’t actually involve her saying anything to spark up a conversation.
33. On a Scale from 1 to 10
Asking your partner whether he or she hates you is a tricky thing. You never know what the answer would be! And more often than not the answer is not something we’re ready to hear, especially after a quarrel or a breakup.
In this case, the person that was answering came up with a creative response that perfectly summed up their feelings in one picture. On a scale from 1 to 10 their hate level was at 11, according to the picture.
We have to appreciate the creativity of this one – it’s not every day you get to make a Stranger Things reference!
32. Netflix vs Breakup
Is there anything more important than love and relationship? Well, it turns out there is! Things get a little bit weird when it comes to Netflix and we can probably understand why.
Partners come and go, but Netflix is always there to make you feel better! Well, maybe not exactly, but it can provide the necessary distraction from the heartbreak and that’s something.
Sometimes the only reason that will make you text your ex is the Netflix account! In this case, the conversation didn’t go any further than that.
31. No Words Left to Say
The person who created emojis was clearly a genius. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to convey all these complicated emotions via messages!
Still, it’s important to understand that the other person might not relate to what you’re feeling right now. They are either hurt or angry or the mix of both.
In this case, emojis were a perfect instrument to convey the hysterical reaction of the other person. Seriously, it would probably be impossible to laugh that hard in real life!
30. An All-Time Favourite
Some messages are so good they immediately become classic responses to texts written by ex-lovers. This is what happened to this message!
It immediately got viral after people saw it on the Internet. It’s classy, cheeky, and perfect no matter how you look at it.
So, if you ever happen to ignore a call from your ex and get a text message like this, you know how to respond! It just never gets old.
29. Don’t Come Near Me
We don’t know Sandy, but we can tell by this message that she has a mean sense of humour. She must be really pissed with the guy to make such a bold reply!
When it comes to exes we no longer want to talk to, there aren’t many ways to tell them not to text anymore.
Some people can understand it right away, but with others you have to get very creative, using not only words but pictures as well. The guy will probably never write Sandy after this!
28. From Love to Hate
Some people believe there’s a thin line between loving and hating a person. Is it really true? Well, when you’re in love with a guy or a girl you open up to them and as a result, you can get hurt more easily.
People who are close to us, especially our partners, know all our weak spots and can hit them hard during an argument. Maybe that’s what happened to this couple?
One partner is clearly seeking forgiveness for something he or she has done, while the other one is in a very hating mood. It’s best not to hurt your loved ones in the first place!
27. A Petty Theft
We don’t know what’s funnier – the fact that someone would steal a pillow from an ex’s apartment, or that the ex would later write to ask about the incident! Seriously, a limited-edition pillow, is that even a thing?
Well, we can probably relate to the unmatching pillowcases, that’s a real designer’s nightmare. But the reply to the accusation is just too hilarious!
Yes, the other person stole the pillow and finished off all the nectarines that were in the fridge as well. It just sounds too funny to be true.
26. Your Ex is Gone for Good
Sometimes people just don’t understand when you say ‘no, it’s not happening’, so you have to be creative with your answers.
Instead of getting angry and frustrated, you can come up with really fun ways to give an answer that will come through. This text here is an amazing example of how to do that!
The other person will have no illusions as to where your relationship is going after such a text. Next time you need to tell someone there’s no coming back to the things as they used to be, you can send a text like this.
25. This Photo Says It All
You've probably heard the saying: “One picture is worth a thousand words”. Well, that’s exactly what happened here!
One guy decided to contact the girl he broke up with, but she was having none of that. She just sent him one pic and that was it!
Judging by the photo, the girl and her new boyfriend are doing just great and she’s not interested in rekindling an old flame. Not going to happen, dude!
24. You Can’t Compete with Cats
As much as we love our boyfriends and partners, when it comes to pets it’s an entirely different story. We love our partners a lot, but we love our cats and dogs even more!
Well, you can’t really compare the two, but sometimes one must do it in order to prove a point.
This guy here was trying an inventive way to rekindle an old flame and start a conversation, but the girl was having none of it. She came up with a perfect response that simply killed all further discussion.
23. The Breakup Master
Some people treat breakup lightly and even use it as leverage to manipulate others. Both men and women can do that!
They can go back and forth with the breakup, making the other person feel pain and frustration. But there comes a point when all those tricks just don’t work anymore.
All those manipulations work up until a point when the other person is tired of this game and they simply let go. That’s the best thing to do in a situation like this!
22. The Perfect Response
Sending intimate pics over text messages is a tricky thing. You might consider doing it with your partner, but other than that it’s a big no-no in most cases.
What do guys expect will happen when they ask a girl to send a nude pic? That it’s okay and she’ll just do it?
Well, this girl was certainly not going to send those kinds of photos to anyone, so she chose a perfect way to reply to that guy. That is the only kind of tit he deserves!
21. He Already Regrets It
Smart girls are amazing, aren’t they? Of course, even smart women have blackouts when they fall for some douche and end up in an unhappy relationship, but then they are also smart enough to get out of it as quick as possible.
This guy here cheated on his girlfriend and got a perfect response that compared him to a penny in a fun and witty way. Naturally, he regretted his behaviour all at once!
Well, we hope that girl was smart enough to move on with her life and find a guy that truly respects her.
20. This Guy Has Some Nerve
Can you believe this guy? Not only did he casually write his ex-girlfriend after a breakup, but he also accused her of moving forward with her life too fast.
He was the one who cheated on her and now he’s trying to make her feel guilty about getting her love life back on track!
Well, it’s never pleasant to see our exes start dating someone else, but this guy had no right to make any comments about this girl’s love life after he cheated on her.
19. A Waste of Time
Sometimes we get so angry with a person that we even change their name in the phone book into some hideous nickname. We then go on with our lives and more often than not forget all about that incident.
But later if that person decides to write us out of the blue, we have no way of knowing who it is! This is both funny and awkward on so many levels.
These two probably weren’t very close to begin with and now there’s no chance they will ever become a couple. Calling someone a Waste of Time is a big turn-off!
18. The Sun of My Life
Comparing our loved ones with the moon and the stars is an incredibly romantic way to say we care about them. But not in this case!
This man broke up with a girl named Paige and didn't want to talk to her anymore, so he came up with a smart way to say it without actually saying it.
But we admit that it was quite a classy way to say “just stay away from me”. This guy sounded almost like a gentleman! But we all know the girl wasn't happy to read this.
17. The Go-To Place
After the relationship is over most people choose to break all bonds and simply go on with their lives. Some couples manage to stay friends, but that’s more of an exception to the rule.
Obviously, this guy wasn’t happy to hear from his old flame. They must have ended things recently and it wasn’t pretty.
It’s best to think twice before texting your ex-boyfriend, even if you just want to ask for a nice place to hang out. Otherwise, you might get a reaction like this!
16. Just a Little Bit of Space
"I need some space" is such a cliché phrase to say, but it doesn't make it any less true! There comes a time in the relationship when we just need to be alone with ourselves and think things through.
Maybe this girl was just tired or simply didn't want to talk, but the response she got was absolutely great.
She was asking for space - and space she got! With the Universe, stars, galaxies, and other beautiful things. This guy could have gotten upset, but instead, he came up with a very creative and sweet answer!
15. An Unforgivable Mistake
If you’re trying to woo a girl you should remember a few crucial things – her name and the colour of her eyes. It's very important!
How can you expect her to fall for you if you mess up such simple things? This guy may not have stared into her eyes long enough so he didn’t remember exactly what her eyes looked like, then he shouldn't have used that line as a compliment!
She’ll never take him seriously after such a hilarious fail.
14. Dating the Devil
This guy here was trying to play dumb so the woman would leave him alone, but she kept on texting him, so he came with a brilliant answer.
Those two years must have been really tough for him and he didn’t want to hear from this lady ever again. But there she was, texting him out of the blue.
We don’t think anyone deserves to be called Satan, but it does sound hilarious in this context. This woman will probably never message him again!
13. Sleeping Like a Baby
Some people may say that breakup is bad and it hurts a lot. On one hand, that’s true, but on the other hand, you may feel much better about yourself after you end the relationship with a real douche.
No matter how bad the other person may feel, once you break free from a toxic relationship you can only celebrate it for everyone to see.
The woman in this message wasn’t trying to hide just how happy she was the relationship was over. Especially after the guy cheated on her!
12. That's One Big Ego Right There
Not only is this guy boasting about something that hasn't happened yet, but he is also mentioning his Mom in the argument, which is a big no-no when talking to your partner (or rather a former partner)
Naturally, the woman wasn't impressed at all, and we totally get her! It seems they've already finished their relationship and now he's writing his ex-girlfriend just to make her feel bad.
Well, the woman came up with a brilliant and classy answer that is just too good. That is the only autograph she will ever need from him!
11. An Auto-Response... Kind of
Texting someone after a whole year of silence is not good. What was this girl thinking, that the guy will drop everything and just come into her arms?
No one who respects himself would do that, and this guy wasn't an exception. If you love yourself, you simply wouldn't get back with a person who ditched you and went silent for a year.
This guy came up with a very classy and smart response, and we can only applaud his creativity!
10. Not Gonna Work, Dude
Some people just think they can cheat on their spouse and then return with a bouquet of flowers and a few compliments, and everything will get back to normal.
Yeah, no, that’s not how relationships work. It doesn't matter how beautiful or smart she is, there is no reason she should get back with you after what you've done.
This smart girl came up with the best response ever! We hope this guy disappeared from her life for good.
If you've experienced a rough relationship, you probably know this phrase all too well. Your ex trying to convince you that he/she was the best thing that has ever happened to you and you'll never ever find someone as great.
Well, those exes don't realize that is actually a good thing! When we break up, we don't go looking around for more of the same. We want someone who will treat us better!
This response is just classic. If you ever hear someone tell you this line - just go with the same words. You’ll probably never hear from your ex afterwards!
8. That's Not How You Say You're Sorry
Saying sorry is a real art that requires carefully chosen words and lots of sincerity. If you mess this up, there’s no chance your partner will forgive you!
This is what happened to this guy who tried to get back with his girlfriend. The playful and sassy approach definitely didn’t impress her.
He was saying how sorry he was but ended up talking more about himself and his needs. That’s not what women want to hear, especially when they were wronged!
7. She Messed Up Big Time
Sometimes people simply don't appreciate their girlfriends and boyfriends. It may happen for various reasons and in this case, it seems, Vampire Diaries were to blame.
This girl messed up really bad! Not only did she say her boyfriend wasn't actually her boyfriend and she wanted another one, but she also texted the message to him directly!
Well, now she's probably his ex-girlfriend and it's better to find out the truth like this than be with a person who doesn't really love you at all.
We all know how friends like to be mischievous sometimes, and this guy fell victim to a relatively innocent prank.
All the contact names on his phone got changed, so he had to check them one by one, trying to figure out who was hiding behind each unique nickname his friend came up with.
One of the nicknames turned out to be the one this guy created himself for his ex. We believe it's safe to say that their relationship didn't end well.
5. Words aren’t Enough
Sometimes women get so tired of their ex texting them that words simply don’t cover it. This lady had didn't know what to say to him at first!
Some guys may think that a booty call is somehow tempting for women, but they really aren’t that sweet when you get that from your ex.
Seriously, what was he hoping for? That she’d drop everything, forget all their differences, and come running to his bed? Well, she came up with a really smart response that will make him understand their relationship is over, for good.
4. Out of Boredom
Some people like to act out of the blue, appearing in the lives of girlfriends and boyfriends they broke up with years ago. Nine years is enough time to forget you ever dated that person, especially when it was just for a short period of time.
Somehow, this guy came up with a brilliant idea to contact his ex-girlfriend with an obnoxious proposal to start dating again. At least, that’s what his “I still love you” implies, we believe.
The woman didn’t lose her cool, though, and replied the best way possible. She simply reminded the guy just how long ago they dated. Did he decide to contact her out of sheer boredom? We’ll probably never know.
3. A Real Nightmare
For some people it’s really hard to overcome past relationships – they miss their ex-partners so much that they even dream about them!
Well, the feeling is rarely mutual because most of the time people don’t want to see their ex-girlfriends and boyfriends after a breakup.
In fact, even the idea of getting back together seems like a real nightmare to them. Even if it was just in a dream!
2. No Chance of Getting Back Together
When you choose to ignore your girlfriend or boyfriend, be ready for a cold response. That's just how couples work!
You disappear from the face of the Earth for three weeks and then text the other person out of the blue with some sweet words, hoping that things would somehow work out between the two of you. It just doesn’t work like this!
When you care for someone, you respect him or her enough to at least say that you need space and want to reduce contact for a few weeks. Otherwise, the other side will get really hurt and wouldn’t want to speak to you afterwards.
1. Relationships are Very Tricky
Sometimes people get hurt in the relationship very badly. Then, naturally, they want the other person to hurt just as much, maybe even physically!
Well, this guy here asked for it. He boasted that there was a new boxing gym near his place that he would start going to. Naturally, he didn’t get a very excited response.
The girl seemed kind of thrilled at first, but then the conversation went in a completely different direction. Seems she’s not happy with him after all!